Saturday, May 8, 2010

Little girls singing

There is a little girl who lives in the house behind our condos. Often when I am sitting outside on our patio, I can see her through the trees. She is dancing or bouncing on the trampoline. And she is singing at the top of her lungs. Today she is singing and clapping while pacing back and forth.

She reminds me of me, around age 8 or 9. I used to spend hours in our backyard growing up in Chicago, swinging on the old rusty yellow swingset, pumping fast and flying as high as I could. I would sing through all the songs I knew, especially the ones I learned in music class at school.

When we learned the patriotic songs like "America the Beautiful" or "The Star Spangled Banner," I loved singing those at the top of my lungs. That was probably my most patriotic time and I felt proud of my country. I knew in my heart that the neighbors must enjoy my singing. :)

I also really loved to sing this little Simon & Garfunkel ditty:

Hello Lampost,
whatcha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'.
Ain't you got no rhymes for me?
Do-it-n-do-do, feelin' groovy!

I got no deeds to do,
no promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep -
let your morning time drop
all its petals on me.
Do-it-n-do-do, feelin' groovy!

Da da da da--da--da--da, feelin' groovy.


1 comment:

Marie said...

Happy Day to you Ally!! Love Simon and Garfunkle. They were the soundtrack to my youth. xxoo