Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The one about the elastic

There are so many things in life that never cease to make your heart swell with joy. Raise your eyes to the sky and look at the full moon this week and just below it to the right, the evening star, what a wonderful sight, no matter how many times you see it , it brings joy. Beautiful sunsets are never boring, even if you see one every evening, you never tire of gazing in wonder at the golden, rosy hues.
The same with the sweet and delightful ways of small children Their spontaneous, enthusiastic hugs, their faces lit with joy at the sight of you, the funny things they say.

Putting my small granddaughter to bed is up there at the top of the list of life's pleasures. Smelling sweet and soft and relaxed, teethe cleaned and dressed in pink princess pyjamas she lays her head on the pillow, curls spread around her little head and snuggles down. Then when I ask which song she'd like she says, 'the one about the elastic'. I go through my whole repertoire of bedtime songs and rack my brains. Then sudden inspiration, ' do you mean, 'have you ever seen a lassie'?
Of course that's the one. So of I go

'Did you ever see a Lassie, go dancing, go dancing,
Did you ever see a Lassie go dancing like this.
Dance this way and that way
and this way and that way
Did you ever see a Lassie go dancing like this.'

While I singing the song though I didn't imagine a young girl dancing but a piece of elastic swaying around.
The one about the elastic

Boy elastic and girl elastic dancing this way and that way

Flowers from a friend's garden

The sight of the full moon  gives endless joy

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