“In my day, they put kids like him away.”– He who shall not be named.
This morning as I struggled to figure out what the heck Kyle wants for Christmas, Megan, who for some reason just appeared around 6am, said, “You should get him the Charlotte’s Web soundtrack. Yesterday when you were trying to get him ready and he wouldn’t get off the couch is because he wanted to hear that song at the end of the movie.” The song is “Ordinary Miracle” sung by Sarah McLachlan. She’s got a hauntingly beautiful voice that’s had a home in my head for quite some time.
Kyle loves (It’s not a coincidence I use that term so often. Kyle loves.) Charlotte, but I know somewhere in that place between his heart and head, he identifies with Wilbur. And just as Wilbur inspired the love of all near Zuckerman’s barn, Kyle does the same for nearly all who know him. The “miracle” that’s happening right now is that Kyle’s physical problems are fading and I know he’s sensing other changes he can’t quite articulate. “The winds changed,” is his recurring phrase. Speaking of wind, yesterday Kyle walked over a mile from the Wang Center to a restaurant on Temple Place off of Tremont Street! He and I had lucked out to see “White Christmas” with Barb after her out of town guests canceled due to this week’s snow. It was a fantastic show and Kyle couldn’t stop talking about it.
As for soundtracks, I’m all set. I mean, I’m not sure how many more times I can hear “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” before someone will have to put me away. I downloaded the song from iTunes…
Please don’t throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
Cause we are all a part
Of the ordinary miracle”
David Stewart and Glen Ballard.