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    We listen to a lot of music in our house. I have the tendency to listen to favorite songs over and over and over, and Z is developing the same proclivity, as well as the two note recognition of songs that comes with it.  I try to pick songs that will uplift the spirit of our home and bring us joy.    Sometimes they’re silly (Go Speed Racer Go by Ali Dee and the Dekompressors is played more in my home and car than I care to admit), and sometimes they have a message that I hope insinuates itself into my children’s hearts and minds.  (Kiki Kangaroo by Steve Weeks is on repeat at my house, as I believe it should be in all homes with young girls- and young boys too.)

    And then there are the thing that I learn.

    Your children are not your children, they are the sons and the daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you, but they are not from you, and though they are with you, they belong not to you.”

    Why do we seek out ecstasy in all the wrong places? Why is it hard to see that heaven can have simpler faces?”

    There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made, No one you can save that can’t be save, Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time

    So I say to myself, remember this, kindness begins with me.”

    There is beauty all around when there’s love at home

    “If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds, and that old north wind should begin to blow, keep your head together and call my name out loud, and soon I will be knocking upon your door.”

    The errand of angels is given to women

    Say what you mean, and mean what you say, the price of a broken heart’s too much to pay”

    “Rebuild the void with flowers, Sad eyed destruction built around sand and sea. Yes you can build yourself, Build yourself around me yourself around me

    If you’re happy and you know it, then your face should surely show it.”

    Lessons about friendship, motherhood, love.  Words that have come through my ears and are written on my heart.

    What have you learned about nurturing from music? What songs build up your resolve to do better?

    3 Responses to “Sing, sing a song”

    1. Brandy says:

      I need to think more about this, but I wanted to link this song, which your title reminded me of :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjtpplE39_g

    2. Maryanne says:

      Oh dear goodness, Brandy. I’ve never heard that one before. That’s just gorgeous. Ah, how I love Bono.