Thursday, December 16, 2010

Four Minutes and Twenty-Nine Seconds of Joy

 

If you don’t have four and a half minutes to sit and smile, then you most assuredly need it more than you know.

 

If you find it odd that a deaf person would sit here on her blog and tell y’all that you need to listen to piece of music… well, it’s because at three years old, I still had my hearing.  And someday would love to share about when they put those first hearing aids into my broken ears and I burst into “O Susannah” – because I had missed music so much.

This little three-year old captures that joy.  And I love that he jumps in delight when he cannot contain himself, and that he is still that normal kid who picks his nose on camera.  And the ending?  Oh the ending!

Please friends, exhale for a moment and give yourself permission to smile.

 

 

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Now this is freaking fantastic!!
LOVE his passion.

Shana said...

Ahh you are so right. I was crying and laughing and so amazed at the love of music in that cute little boy. Also he was so good with the beat and timing. Awesome. made my day and I am with you. The end was precious! That laugh was awesome. And the one part where he says IT'S MY FAVORITE PART in the precious little boy squeal. Love it. Thank you so much.

Firefighter/Paramedic said...

Awesome.

Allenspark Lodge said...

Okay, I would PAY to see him conduct the 1812 Overture.

Bill

Foursons said...

I do believe he is the first child prodigy conductor I have ever seen. Incredible, simply incredible. And is giggle at the end- best part.

Jenny said...

Two words! LOVE IT!

I just shared it with my friends on Facebook! He totally reminds me of my band director from high school. Well except the picking the nose part!

Thanks for sharing!

Kmama said...

That was awesome. And as someone who has training to conduct music, I have to say that he's really, really good!! ;-)

Tiffany said...

Ok, he conducts better than most of my college professors, who have Ph.D's in music. What an adorable little boy! Daddy or Mommy must be a conductor - he had too many of the musical nuances down pat. What a doll. Thanks for the smile this morning.

GunDiva said...

Thanks Rachel. :)

Heather said...

Giggle ending = perfection!
Oh Rachel how I wish I could give you your full hearing back, even if only for a day so you could really enjoy music again.

Together We Save said...

Oh I love it!!

Jen (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

That is absolutely wonderful!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Now that kid is GOOD!! Great video!
:-)

~Ron

Saimi said...

I'm speechless!! He was absolutely amazing!! Love, love his enthusiasm!!

robin said...

Wow!!!!! He know it so well...I wonder how many times he has heard it to be able to know exactly what to do at the moment it's needed! Simply amazing!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Amazing.. and I do not care how many times he has heard it.. that kid even knew from where in the imaginary orchestra the instruments were.. A prodigy???? Thank you for a HUGE smile!

Killlashandra said...

Definitely a conductor in the making. Cute very cute. :)

HeatherOz said...

Oh, I am crying and laughing too! He is hilarious and talented!

Buckeroomama said...

OH MY WORD! That was just so awesomely fantabulous! The music made my heart soar, but the exuberance of little Jonathan just made my heart smile BIGGGGGG! Thank you so much for sharing this.


Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday, Rachel!

Michelle said...

Oh my word! That boy is just crazy!! How awesome

He & Me + 3 said...

OMGosh I LOL so many times. What a hoot. Too cute. Thanks for sharing. He is precious.

Dayngr | Dayngrous Discourse said...

That was awesome! I laughed and my 5 and 6 year old giggled with delight. I wish more conductors had that much joy!

K- floortime lite mama said...

oh my that was stunning
LOVED it