The other day Pa, Augie, ViMae, and I were watching some dance numbers from Singin' in the Rain. We let the movie run to the end, so we saw Don (Gene Kelly) dramatically declare his love for Kathy (Debbie Reynolds), and then a final shot of the two gazing at a billboard advertising their first movie as co-stars.
Pa explained that Don and Kathy were in love, which I think the kids knew. But they were happy to hear that the problems keeping Don and Kathy apart were resolved, and now they were going to be together and star in movies together.
Augie seemed to want to join the celebration. He turned to us and announced, "I'm in love with Grandma." A little embarrassed, he came over and buried his head in my shoulder and then cuddled up next to me on the couch. Peter gave me a look that said, "You are the luckiest woman in the world." My look said, "I know."
Today during quiet time, Augie and I sat together and watched most of the old Disney movie Fantasia. He identified all the orchestral instruments that can be seen during the first piece. During The Nutcracker, he said, "I love this music."
Twice during later pieces, he said, "I've tried to play this music." I asked how, and he showed me some drumming moves, like playing tympani.
We watched all the visuals, commented on the dinosaurs and the fairies and Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice and the "bat monster" on Bald Mountain. But what we were really doing was listening to every note. He gets it. And he's not even four years old.
I got to spend part of my day with someone who is just as transported by music as I am, and who loves to sit with me to hear it. I am the luckiest woman in the world.