The first time I experienced the song was when my dramatic almost 6 year-old niece performed it for us at Christmas. She had seen it over Thanksgiving and had become entirely hooked. I was charmed, and soon realized that this incident would be the beginning of a long parade of girls ages 2.5-10 who got hooked on "Let It Go". Knowing that we were quite possibly bearing witness to a post-millenium Annie sensation, I seized the moment and claimed "Let It Go" for my Primo Voice Class on Wednesdays at 5:30. I downloaded a karaoke track and away we went. Much to my surprise, I found myself listening to the song on my own when my kids weren't in the car, and I know several other moms who have made the same confession.
By June, however, many of us were beyond fatigued with the song, which was beginning to seem like an earworm. Delight and awe gave to way to "Not this again!" But wait, not so fast.
For in this day and age, it's imperative that we spot the soul when it peeps out, and if we are being honest with ourselves, this is what happened when these youngsters belted this tune out. It's what happens when we really like something and attach ourselves to it as a way to shout out a personally resonant message to the world. "Let It Go", therefore, was a conduit for something quite soulful.
This blog, Soul Spotting, is dedicated to just these moments. Each Monday I will post on a soul spotting, arts-related moment from my teaching and possibly from anecdotes shared by you, the families of SSC. So please engage and share, for these moments are truly the nectar of life. The longer I live, the more I realize we need to hold these moments up in order to truly pull them in close - a delicate polarity.
Soul Spotting...we never want to let this go!
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