Last night, as I was helping a little person get ready for bed, she asked if I would sing her five bedtime songs. It’s been quite a while since I’ve sung bedtime songs regularly, let alone five, so I asked if she had a favourite to start with. “Do you know Edelweiss?” she asked. Edelweiss. Memories from childhood came flooding back. In that moment I could hear the song as if Christopher Plummer was singing it just for me. Happy memories of a trip through the Austrian Alps returned and I smiled. With my heart full of love and joy, honoured by the gift she had just given me, I sang.
Music is immensely powerful. Which song takes you back in a heartbeat? Which song can transport you to far off lands?
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