12 January 2010

A Violet in the Snow


My Enzo was singing A Violet in the Snow this morning. They sing it each year in the kindergarten Christmas show, and it just makes me tear up each time. Those sweet, clear, honest little voices singing such poignant lyrics - "And God said my people need a friend." A friend. It just gets me - such a pure, simple thing to wish or to say. "So many years ago - in Bethlehem, a baby came.... like a violet in the snow." Or - is it savior? Nevertheless - beautiful. :-). Enzo was singing so softly - lying by the fire - ready for school - his little boy voice - his "l's" like "w's"... won't sound like that forever - though, hopefully, he'll carry such sentiments with him forever.

After we realized that our film of the boys' Christmas performances didn't turn out, we taped each of them singing some of their songs in the house. I'm glad. As a group, I forget what each little angel sounds like by himself. Anyway.... thanks to all who have offered help with new footage of the show.

I'm going to try to keep such simple and sincere sentiments with me all day. People need friends. It is best to be kind to someone - even if the mood doesn't fit at the moment. Honesty doesn't hurt either - just wish people wouldn't take things so personally. Anyway... have a good day :-), all. Sending good thoughts and energy to all middle school midterm test takers today!

2 comments:

Mendy said...

That was the first time I had heard that song (at the Christmas program) and I loved it. I even googled the lyrics. Good idea to record them singing it - I always forget to do that stuff. Although I have recorded some tantrums just for posterity:)

Sherri said...

Love that song - always puts a lump in my throat - tears in my eyes. A lot of people have never heard it....

And - yes - we have some tantrums on record too - good blackmail later ;-). Of course, our footage of Milo singing "Little Elf" is him - shirtless and smeared with sticky candy cane... probably appropriate :-), as you know...