|Susan and Erin sharing the headphones|
A few weeks ago my cousin, Erin, asked if I would be willing to work with her to create a special Christmas gift for our Baba (that's our 97 year-old Ukrainian grandmother and there's a more recent pix of her here).
We presented this song on CD to Baba last week just before Christmas. Baba immediately began singing along to the recording in a strong voice. It was moving and wonderful! It seemed her singing was coming from deep inside her...truly magical.
This is a song I grew up hearing my grandmother, her sisters and their daughters sing. It seems to embody a connectedness between the generations for me and it holds a special place in my heart for sure. Neither Erin or I speak Ukrainian so we recorded it as best we could and it turned out to be the perfect way for our grandmother to sing along to.
I am sharing it with you along with a wish that 2012 be filled with as many beautiful, c r e a t i v e, musical, meaningful, festive!, celebratory moments you can possibly squeeze in!
Happy New Year!