Thursday, February 11, 2021

A music-oriented friend of mine and his grandson are having good mornings

"... Remember the feeling as a child, when you woke up and morning smiled? ..."
(Gerry Goffin and Carole King)

Today when I woke up at 4 a.m., morning smiled.  I could hear the Beatles singing in my mind, "Good Morning, Good Morning."  I wonder if those two young men in the YouTube video are fathers now.  I wonder if they listened to the Beatles when they were young boys of fathers who listened to the Beatles.  A music-oriented friend of mine, age 71, has been spending time regularly with his grandson who is nearly two years old and deeply loved.  He has been texting photos of mornings when he visits his grandson in the home where his grandson lives with his parents and 5-year-old sister.  In one of the photos he texted, his grandson is sitting next to three guitars, listening to music.  In another, he is looking intently at an open book that he is holding, and in another he is resting his head on his grandfather's chest as they relax on a couch, apparently watching a movie together.  The photos are heartening.  I don't have permission to post them here, but I want to say that they are part of the inspiration for this post.


37paddington said...

Generational connections, deep and loving and true. How lucky that little boy is.

Carruthers said...

Great to see kids getting into music. Makes so much more sense than all the verbal stuff!

Anonymous said...

Love listening to young people singing Beatles songs! And a beautiful description of your friend and his grandson.

Sabine said...

I had just finished reading this article:
before I came to your blog and that great song. Thanks!