Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Magic Words Discovered
Well, all, I had pretty much decided to just move on from the topic and keep private what's private. Trouble is, I'm nearly 60 and don't really understand social media. Joe and I sung the 'magic words' which I adapted changing the word in the original 'lovely' to the name 'Ruby' and then posted it on YouTube. I figured then Ruby could just go and watch it with her parents while waiting for the book.
After it uploaded we called and through the amazing technologies available we were able to watch her watch the video. She thought the video was live and when we said, 'Hi Ruby' she called back, 'Hi'. She filled in the silences with responses. It was awesome. Best, she loved the song.
We'd emailed the words:
I'm OK with being me
There's no one I'd rather be
I've a peace within my heart
That your names can't break apart
I don't care what you say
You can't wreck my Ruby day
So that they would have them there. She's been practicing the words to the song and loves that it's 'just for her'. Terrific. We felt we'd been active and responded quickly with something that was fun without getting all heavy with her.
Now, here's the thing, I didn't realize that some people subscribed to my YouTube posts and when I got to the hotel this evening, there were a couple comments and a couple emails. So the cat is out of the bag.
One person wanted to link to the song on her blog, I asked her to give me an opportunity to share it here first.
Thanks all for your thoughts and opinions ... I appreciate, again, the tone of the discussion.
These are my magic words, and as others pointed out, they may not be yours, may not make sense to you, you may even think they are silly. But they mean something to me. They mean something to Ruby ... and besides ...
I've got a peace within my heart ...