Our “Inner Child” and Aging Gracefully

In the script of my one-man show for elderly audiences, “Larry’s Cabaret Show,” there are some passages that really touch my heart.

Here is one, very near the show’s end, “’Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,’ the up-beat song from the Disney movie, ‘Song of the South,’ won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1946. I was three years old then. My mother told me that I sang this song over and over again, day after day. And today at the age of 71, I’m still singing it. Because our ‘inner child’ never gets older. And if we allow and even encourage this child to express himself and thus give us his youthful energy, guess what the results can be: We slow down the aging process, live years longer, and create more health, well-being and happiness. Folks, isn’t that what we all want? So, with gusto let’s sing this song together!”

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