November 22, 2020

Yes, Max, it really is a wonderful world!


Our friend Torsten and his pre-teen son, Max, had just returned from a visit to Mexico. The other night as we sat for dinner, Louie opened a text he received from Torsten. It was a video of Max singing Louie Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” -- on a boat in the middle of the sea. It’s one of my favorite songs. Without inhibition, Max (also fluent in Spanish) sang with all his heart. Touched to no end, my eyes filled with tears.


Thank you, Max, for making our dinner so much more special.



“What a Wonderful World” Lyrics:


I see trees of green

Red roses too

I see them bloom

For me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world


I see skies of blue

And clouds of white

The bright blessed day

The dark sacred night

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world


The colors of the rainbow

So pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces

Of people going by

I see friends shaking hands

Saying, “How do you do”

They’re really saying

“I love you”


I hear babies cry

I watch them grow

They’ll learn much more

Than I’ll never know

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world


Yes, I think to myself

What a wonderful world


Oh yeah


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