As I am sitting on the porch waiting for the kids to get home, a song pops in my head. Its a song I’ve heard thousands of times, but not at all lately. I started humming to myself, “what the world needs now. Is love, sweet love…” I’m staring off into space a little bit and thinking about… brain stuff. I hear the bus rumbling from down the street and walk to the end of the driveway in silence.
After greeting the kids with hugs and sending Kael in to prep for his homework, Tula says she wants to ride her bike before homework. I agree that it is just too nice to go in just yet. I sit back down on the porch, open my phone to resume reading, and hear Tula, singing to herself, “what the world needs now, is love, sweet love. Its the only thing that there’s just too little of…”
Friends. I have goosebumps. I cannot tell you the last time I heard that song. Nor could i tell you when Tula *may* have ever heard that song, much less heard it enough to KNOW THE WORDS AND TUNE PERFECTLY. It was sweet but also creepy. And i know the logical thing is that we both heard the song somewhere but it was background noise and just happened to have the same earworm at nearly the same time. But, I cannot think of when or where we could have been for that to happen. It wasn’t today. Or yesterday. Weird-ish in the Universe.