Thursday, March 08, 2007

Authors -- The Next Generation

My ten-year-old daughter has taken up song writing, and in fact, sang one of her compositions at our ward Primary talent show. It was pretty dang cute, if I'm allowed to brag. But hey, it's my blog, so I'll brag if I want to. It was pretty dang cute!

Her latest piece is about a girl who flies up into the sky and is rescued by a boy riding a shooting star. There are a couple of things that impress me about this song.

First, she wrote it in first person. That's pretty good for a ten-year-old.

Second, one of the lines is, "The boy who changed my life." Okay, I'm not sure but I don't think she's been sneaking out at night to meet anyone -- so she's got a pretty good imagination.

But it's the last sentence of the song that absolutely floored me. After she gets rescued and is back down on earth, we get the line: "Future wedding bells ring in my head." Wow. That's beautiful. I don't care if you're ten or one hundred -- that's a really good line. I wish I'd thought of it.


Carole Thayne said...

Children certainly can inspire us. When my daughter was four years old, she drew a picture story about two fish who got married--the last line of the story was "Oh no, I married a shark!" I laughed and thought she was the most clever girl in the world and still think she is at age twenty-two.

Tristi Pinkston said...

That is so cute, Carole!

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