The Cottage Journal 10.06.2022

I’ve been very busy in the studio these days – working on several client projects that I will share at some point – but today, my mind is on my oldest grandson Damien, and my mom. Sometime during my childhood, mom wrote music to a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson:

The Swing
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside -

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown -
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

She would sing as she pushed her children higher and higher. I still hear her voice. And my heart becomes so full when I see my boy flying just as high.

2 Comments on “The Cottage Journal 10.06.2022

  1. Love this, Katie! Yes, I remember it so well!! I sang it to my kids – and then to my grandkids. And I can still hear Mom singing it to us kids, too! What a lasting gift! ❤️

  2. Oh Katie! You’ve told this memory so well with your post…and are sharing it so lovingly with your family. It touches my heart deeply! (I can still hear Mom singing, too). ❤

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