Wednesday, 5 October 2011
A Joyful Morning with Meadowlark
I was laying in bed this morning have a chat with my little granddaughter when she said, "Nanny, I'll find the little girl called Meadowlark for you. She went across to my iPod, pressed a few buttons (she's 2 years and 8 months old) and managed to get the right one.
She covered me over with the duvet and told me to close my eyes and take a deep breath in and then let go. She told me to squeeze my body tightly and then let it go soft like a wobbly jelly then she went through all the actions of Meadowlark running through the meadow singing and waving her arms through the long grass - this was all before the actual track had begun. She climbed up on to the bed and lay with me telling me the story as it unfolded and making the appropriate Prairie Dog squeaks. We had to listen to the whole track before I was allowed to get up. It was an absolute joy to discover that she had taken so much of her bedtime story in.
I frequently get feedback for my CDs from parents but to hear it from the mouth of a 2 year old was SO fulfilling. She practically knew it word for word and hearing it again in it's entirety this morning has reminded me what an absolutely delightful story it is.
When I am inspired to write, it comes so quickly that I sometimes cannot get the words written down quickly enough. Once I am happy with the result of the project, I rarely re-visit it - I just 'put it out into the Universe'. The result of this kind of inspiration is that I don't always remember writing it myself - it's as if it is just being given to me. Perhaps this is why I am not very good at promoting myself - because I don't feel it's 'mine'!
This morning my little grand-daughter virtually forced me to lie down and listen to Meadowlark's story and I loved it all over again. Now everything this morning has been about Meadowlark, she is drawing her, making her out of playdough, singing about her and has brought her alive again for me. I have remembered too, that I dedicated this series to her. She has made sure today that I have not forgotten Sweet Meadowlark and Little White Feather, even announcing "Come on, Nanny, we have an appointment with Meadowlark".
Out of the mouths of babes, as they say. It's time Meadowlark and Little White Feather had some more adventures.............
The Sweet Meadowlark and Little White Feather CDs are available to order from Diviniti Publishing Ltd. (See link below.) And as I discovered again this morning, it isn't just the children who adore them.