Saturday, June 19, 2004

My Very Loverly Day

Church this morning was a wonder, I laughed, I wept.

I was lavished with thoughtful gifts.

I watched two lovely TV adaptions of the Adventure ilk.

I had two terrific meals and plenty of good coffee.

All in all, an excellent day.

As I reflected, with the congregation, on the immense honor/responsibility of Fatherhood, the pastor told the story of a particular song and why he sang that song to each of his children.

I sang many songs to my girls as they grew from infancy. Many by Steven Sondheim.

I was reminded of another of Sondheim's tunes, although I'm not can't remember that it was ever a lullaby selection.

The Finale of "Into the Woods":
Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see... and learn.
Children may not obey,
But children will listen.
Children will look to you,
For which way to turn,
To learn what to be.

Careful before you say,
"Listen to me."
Children will listen.

Perhaps some future sermon will use the wisdom in the first lines of the second verse:
Careful the things you WISH,
Wishes are Children...

And I?
Why I wish YOU a Happy Fathers Day...


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