Archive - Feb 1, 2013

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

Another month comes around and I start it off with "Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit", that old childhood phrase meant to bring a good month. I've been thinking a bit more about childhood these days, starting with the death of my mother, followed by the death of twenty elementary school children in Sandy Hook.

"Yesterday, a child came out to wander…" It was a song I sang as a kid in school choir. Later, I sang it to my to my oldest children when they were little. I used the lyrics when I wrote about the birth of my third daughter.

There is something about the joyful innocence of childhood. The New Testament has, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

And this childhood innocence is celebrated in songs today, like Lowen and Navarro's "Through a Child's Eyes"

I saw you through a child's eyes,
and all your innocence came into my life.
And now my darkest night
is coming to and end,
since I began, to see through a child's eyes

Perhaps a monthly blog post recalling a simple childhood memory is an important part of keeping it all in focus.

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