Sunday, August 12, 2018

Good Morning Starshine*


So long, Summer 2018! Together we enjoyed mud, dirt, clay mountains, worms, cicadas, contractors, concrete trucks, wood, nails, rocks and hammers. We learned to swim, tie shoes, make beds, play piano, multiply, write in cursive; read. There was daily therapy, Auntie Dimples’ pool, trampoline, the high school track, ice cream cones, road trips, friends, family, music, books, laughter; the great, all-encompassing joy that comes from being together.

And there was dancing! To this song on bright, happy, stay-at-home mornings. “Alexa? Play Good Morning Starshine, please!”:


Good morning starshine
The earth says hello
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below
Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song


Gliddy glub gloopy, nibby nabby noopy la, la, la, lo, lo
Sabba sibby sabba, nooby abba nabba, le, le, lo, lo
Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba naba
Early morning singing song


Good morning starshine
There's nothing in the skies
Reflecting the sunlight
In my lover’s eyes
Good morning starshine
So happy to be
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song


Gliddy glub gloopy, nibby nabby noopy la, la, la, lo, lo
Sabba sibby sabba, nooby abba nabba, le, le, lo, lo
Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba naba
Early morning singing song


Can you hear me singing a song, a love song
Singing a song
Loving a song, laughing a song
Singing a song
Sing the song, song sing, song, song, song, sing
Sing, sing, sing a song

Song, song, song sing, sing, sing, sing a song
Sing, sing, song, sing a song
Yeah, you can sing, sing, sing song, sing a song
Sing, sing, song, sing a song, sing


*Good Morning Starshine was written for the controversial 1967 musical Hair and popularized by the performer, Oliver. Summer 2018, Amaze Girl and Nonnie enjoyed singing and dancing to this happy tune in the mornings – and at other unspecified moments throughout the day. (Wonder Boy, like his daddy, is decidedly not a morning person and prefers silent snuggles to charismatic outbursts with his waffles. So, by way of full disclosure, we did early a.m. quiet too.)

2 comments:

Charles Hedrick said...

How Happy!!
Does Auntie Dimples like her nickname?

Lucinda Kennaley said...

No complaints to date! :)