Why Worry? 30th January 2014

Today was the funeral of Dr Tom Wade, a huge character, much loved, respected and admired who passed away recently aged 90. His son Jamie read Terence Young’s poem ‘Why Worry?’ at today’s crowded memorial service.  It made everyone smile and think of Dr Wade. Johnny and I have been reciting it to everyone we know.

 

There are only two things to worry about:

Either you are well or you are sick.

If you are well, then there’s nothing to worry about.

But if you are sick there are only two things to worry about,

Whether you will get well, or whether you will die.

If you get well, there is nothing to worry about.

But if you die, there are only two things to worry about,

Whether you go to heaven or hell.

If you go to heaven there is nothing to worry about.

And if you go to hell you’ll be so busy shaking hands

With old friends you won’t have time to worry….