Like most children of the seventies, I grew up listening to the incredible music of Simon and Garfunkel. My mother even played some of their songs on the guitar which pleased her three daughters! We had fun singing along to our favorite -- Feelin' Groovy.
When I had children of my own, my husband began singing his favorite Simon and Garfunkel song -- Sounds of Silence -- as a lullaby to our children. At a young age they knew all the words -- or at least enough to prompt Daddy if he skipped a part.
When my youngest son was three or four, I took a photo of him dancing down the hillside amongst the flowers on Table Mountain, dressed in his pink rubber boots and his favorite tie-dyed shirt. Whenever I looked at that photo, the words and music to Feelin' Groovy played in my head. It was the inspiration behind this painting -- done as a class assignment. Mort fell in love with it (sentimental Simon and Garfunkel fan that he is), and now the painting hangs in his office at work.
We are confident that our daughter will sing Simon and Garfunkel songs to her two children as well!
|Feelin' Groovy painted by Lacie Myers 2008|
What is your favorite Simon and Garfunkel song?