Water for Camels

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to where
who knows where?

But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry
Carry him

He aint heavy
He’s my brother.
Bobby Scott and Bob Russell

I am going to date myself, but when I was a young girl, I heard this ballad covered by the Osmonds (Yes, I was a huge Donnie Osmond fan…Dont judge me). Even though I didn’t truly understand all the underlying nuances in the lyrics, I loved the song. It resonated with me even then.

Flash forward many years, I heard the song play on the “oldies” station and the true meaning of the words struck me, warming my heart. I had just become a social worker and thought, “what a validation of my career chouce.” Researching the origins of the song, I found a poignant story attached.

The song originated from The Book…

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