Tuesday, December 21, 2010
SWEET GIRL'S CONFUSING REQUEST: "Sing the bee song, Momma."
Thinking my mother had an extra song in her bag of tricks that I didn't know, I called her for the answer. She was puzzled by the request, also, which only added to the frustration of the eager child. I asked her to hum a bit, tell me more, or any hint that she could give me to find the right tune and she kept reassuring me that I knew it, it was "The Bee Song". I finally promised that as soon as I remembered the elusive song, I would indeed start the serenade. Watching my disappointed daughter leave the room, I racked my brain for any song with bees in it. No "Sesame Street" songs that I could think of focused on the bees, she was way to young to want a song about" the birds and the bees", and so I finally concluded that it must have been one of my original songs that I threw together in a moment of fleeting creativity.
A few more days passed and we went to the mall, where there was a man who loved to demonstrate the musical instruments he sold. Our little girl would dance to his music, which caused smiles all around. She ran up to where he sat at the organ and requested "The Bee Song." Imagine my extreme surprise when he smiled and began playing. Who knew that there was such a song?! Well, it wasn't exactly known nationally as "The Bee Song", but thankfully, the kind man started playing "Que Serra Serra". That was the elusive song. You know the line, "What will be, will be"? That's the bee song and has remained "The Bee Song" in our family every since that curly-headed sweetheart twirled around with her dancing eyes and dazzling smile.
During the whirlwind of life, this jewel of a memory is what I treasure the most. Sweetness, innocence and love. I miss those easier days. I miss my daughter's Nana and Papa. I am blessed that with my Grandlove the innocence is once again embodied in a curly-headed child who can make people smile with their hearts.
May all of your Holiday wishes come true and the New Year be filled with Blessings for you and yours.
Stay well and thank you for caring that a lowly Ferret enjoys writing about life.