During my show at a library…

A six year old boy, who had seen my show once before, called out

“This is my favorite part!”  He was referring to the Colors of Love that appear in a pond when the children see the face of The Lady of the Rainbow in the swirling colors.

I was very struck by this! At that moment I realized that this little boy not only wanted to see my show a second time but that he had the sensitivity and insight to pick the most significant part of the story as his “favorite part”

He could have chosen the parachute or the musical instruments as his favorite part, but he was excited about the Qualities of Love that were introduced, and so he singled out this part.

I notice that the children truly respond to the gentle way these concepts are introduced. Rather than lecturing the children or imposing values on them, The Lady of the Rainbow asks the children to toss pebbles into the pond and magically the seven Colors of Love appear inside rainbow circles. I see the children really paying attention when we talk about the meaning of the words. I watch their eyes light up when I ask them to echo the words and when I tell them to be the best they can be!

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