This Wonderful World

I wish you all could come to my classroom on December 19th and see my little specials do their Christmas program.  You would understand why I love my job.  You would understand the innocence of children a little more.  You would understand why I cried when they each held up their paintings as I sang Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World".



The thick brush strokes of red on the heart (..."they're really saying "I love you"...), and the yellow stars and moon on the black paper (...the bright blessed day and the dark sacred night...).  I felt so dumb and so tainted and so concerned and consumed with worldly things while I thought about what really matters.

People.
Trust.
Honesty.
Covenants.
Love.

It's all good.

5 comments

Becca | December 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Gorgeous. I love the moments it comes down to What Really Matters.

Bossy Betty | December 7, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Yep. Children have a way of showing us how we complicate things sometimes. Thanks for sharing this with us.

L.T. Elliot | December 9, 2012 at 1:56 AM

I love that song and just thinking about those pictures and kids in combination makes me want to cry already.

LisAway | December 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM

You sure know how to share the wonderful things of this world. Thank you!

wendy | December 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

what a treat that they got to hear you sing "What a wonderful World)