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Thread #98518   Message #1951861
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jan-07 - 08:29 PM
Thread Name: Holding hands and singing 'Kumbaya'
Subject: RE: Holding hands and singing 'Kumbaya'
I think that "Kumbaya" is a very nice song for Brownie Scouts. Nobody else can pull it off without looking silly, but girls who are 6, 7, and 8 can sing it and bring a tear to my eye.
I remember about ten years ago, I was at The Huntington Gallery, home of the 18th century masterpieces, Blue Boy and Pinkie. As I was leaving, I saw a half-dozen girls sitting under a tree in a circle, singing "Kumbaya" and wearing dresses from the 1790's, in a variety of pastels. There was something wonderful about that sight. Maybe they were all spoiled little rich girls with domineering parents - but at that moment, for me, they were perfect.

And the song was perfect, too.