Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Touched by an angel

Well, a sweet little girl at least. Today before kids choir (I am the hotshot accompanist), one of the little 1st-grade girls said, I can sing a song while we wait [for choir to start]."

I was expecting "Rain, rain go away" or something, but this precious girl sang me the entire song "Rainbow Connection." The song lasted a long time - it's a long song (erph, smart girl). She had a beautiful singing voice and she maintained eye contact with me for the whole time. I started to cry right there - I felt so badly for her. I said, "It's so beautiful it just makes me cry," and it really was. I thought I wouldn't get through it and she would have to stop.

Do you know this song?

The Rainbow Connection:

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it,
And look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

All of us under its spell,
We know that it's probably magic...

... Have you been half asleep? And have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name. (OK, SO THIS PART SOUNDS A LITTLE PARANOID)
... Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
It's something that I'm s'posed to be...
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

Laa, da daa dee da daa daa,
La laa la la laa dee daa doo...



I'm serious, she sang every word. I sang along a little, because I remember learning this song in elementary school, too. I know it from The Muppet Movie, which I saw with my beloved Grandma (which just made me want to cry harder, because while this girl was singing and looked so beautiful it made me think about how my grandma must have felt about me). I can just let the tears come now, because I am not sitting directly in front of a 1st grade girl singing her heart out for me.

Tito, get me a tissue. I'm so tired - what day is it?

Thank you, Lord, for giving me a special blessing tonight. You know I needed it!

When I asked her how she knew that song, she said they sang it in her school musical. A classmate of hers then told me it was by "The Hermits."

It's Kermit! I didn't correct her.

"Woke up this mornin', feelin' fine..."

1 comment:

Allison said...

Oh... just the story made me cry...
Have you ever seen the movie Hook? The part where Maggie sings makes me cry every time. It is like listening to an angel.