On one of my daughter’s study nights, I heard the sounds of various artists from Jill Scott, Yuna, Alina Baraz & Galimatias, Kelani, and then I heard Stevie Wonder! I thought to myself is that “As-I’ll Be Loving You Always?” Naturally I couldn’t help but start to move to the beat, dancing from side to side, and snapping my fingers singing the following melody:
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky, ALWAYS
Until the ocean covers every mountain high, ALWAYS
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea, ALWAYS
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream
Of course she tilted her head to the side and looked at me as if I had lost my mind. All I could say in response was, “What do you know about Stevie?” She knew more than I thought and most importantly that his music gave her the motivation she needed to continue studying.
While others may not agree with the fact I allow my daughter to study with music, I say she got it honest. I love music and it’s my motivation when I am working on most of my activities. There were also many occasions I would sing to her and Stevie Wonder was one of my favorite artist!
I am proud to say that my daughter has come to learn how motivating music can be. So, if my daughter needs to have that extra tune to put her in the studying mood I am alright with that.This is the week we see our children in a studying frenzy for finals so why not let them have something to put them at ease? In the words of Stevie Wonder, “Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream.”