Write Your Song - Emily Arrow
For colors. Words. Shapes.
Then catch an idea.
Catch a bunch!
Choose a special spot. Or really any place at all.
Find an instrument.
Hum, strum, scribble, tap!
Pick a tune. Now repeat that. [Illustration Note: Visuals of high and low singing, shapes and swirls. Then a bird or friend watching says: “Repeat that!”]
You don’t have to hurry, you have so much time.
Dream up a dance! Line up a rhyme.
Trust it to find you. Wait for the signs.
You’re in the middle and need a stretch? Stretch!
A snack? Yum!
Want a break? Take one.
When you’re ready, keep writing your song.
Are you worried it isn’t good enough? It is. It’s yours.
Keep it in a special place.
Next, and this is very important: Sing it.
[Illustration Note: Singing just to a snail on a sidewalk.]
[Illustration Note: Singing to her pet or books or objects.]
[Illustration Note: Singing to a group of friends.]
[Friends are clapping.]