The Taoist Master of Longevity holds a peach, a symbol for abundance and good health.
One of my favorite John Prine Songs is "Spanish Pipedream" which is about blowing up your tv and eating lots of peaches...
Don't you think that is probably is the key to longevity?
Spanish Pipedream (AKA Blow Up Your TV)
© John Prine
She was a level-headed dancer on the road to alcohol
And I was just a soldier on my way to Montreal
Well she pressed her chest against me
About the time the juke box broke
Yeah, she gave me a peck on the back of the neck
And these are the words she spoke
Blow up your TV throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find Jesus on your own
Well, I sat there at the table and I acted real naive
For I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve
Well, she danced around the bar room and she did the hoochy-coo
Yeah she sang her song all night long, tellin' me what to do
Well, I was young and hungry and about to leave that place
When just as I was leavin', well she looked me in the face
I said "You must know the answer."
"She said, "No but I'll give it a try."
And to this very day we've been livin' our way
And here is the reason why
We blew up our TV threw away our paper
Went to the country, built us a home
Had a lot of children, fed 'em on peaches
They all found Jesus on their own
If you like the John Prine lyrics I recommend that you blow up your tv and order a few cds before peach season is over.
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