Thursday, April 15, 2010
This is LJ... Joe Chamberlains little one. I am crazy about him. He is a ball of creative energy. He loves to throw rocks in my pond (when I am not looking) and after I have asked him ten times not to do it. Why does he do it, I suppose because is it fun... it is a boy thing. I have known LJ since he was only a few days old. He is my little buddy. I fed him him strawberry pie when he didn't even have teeth. This is probably the reason he likes me. Anyway last time LJ came to visit me, along with his insane energy and undaunting irreverence, he shared an incredible gift with me. He shared his heart song. Now I am more in love with him then ever. LJ has been raised very traditionally. He has a community of Indian folks that love and support him. He has a grandfather that is teaching him the important lessons in life. From this teaching springs freedom, creativity and a heart song. LJ will sing you his heart song if it comes out of him while you are present. It is a beautiful old Indian vocable that comes straight from his heart. We all have a heart song, but maybe it has been squashed by critical words or empty ears. I know LJ will start school soon. I worry for him that his heart song will be burried among the ruins of conformity and rigidity. But I know I will never forget the tenderness and ancient wisdom I heard in his voice as he sang his heart song... so it will forever live in my soul. It is causing me to try to remember my heart song and to sing it once again if only for my own ears... today, find your song and sing it!