Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Come Together (with video)

A friend of mine asked me to play a special prayer for her on my new drum. So today I went to a nearby field (full of dandelions, which I love) and stood among them to play the prayer. I put my digital camera on the ground under me and the drum, to record the prayer to send to her. No sooner had I started playing than I heard enthusiastic, excited little giggles behind me. It turned out to be two Chinese children ("Hannah", about 7 or 8 and "Kevin", about 6) who had left their mother and run across the field when they heard the drum. Lucky thing my camera was on, so I ended up recording what they started to do ...



Afterwards, I was putting the drum back into its backpack. The two children stood staring at me with fascination. Then Hannah proudly said: "We speak Chinese."

Me: So can you teach me to say something in Chinese?

Kevin: (says something in rapid Chinese)

Hannah: He says he doesn't want you to go.

Me: What does he want me to do?

Kevin: (says something in rapid Chinese)

Hannah: He says he wants you to stay.

Me: Stay and do what?

Kevin: (says something in rapid Chinese)

Hannah: He says he wants you to play your drum.

Me: Okay.

(I pull back out the drum and start to play and they start to dance. Less than one minute into the drumming/dancing ...).

Kevin: (says something in rapid Chinese)

Hannah: He says you can go home now.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Frances-Anne said...

Gosh, this is lovely.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is beautiful babes....i'm glad that you are having a great time.



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7:39 AM  
Anonymous Keedy-Weedy said...

hee-hee! funny story.

11:08 AM  

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