18 May 2013

Letter to AOI #5: Hymn of the Big Wheel by Massive Attack

Sweetie, cheeky AOI,

I love you so much. You are the cutest and today you turn 18 months. I just can’t believe it, just 18 months ago you were debuting into the world on the notes of Teardrop, another song by Massive Attack. You are growing so fast, fast like my heart beat. And as your personality shines, I can tell you are little girl with determination, you are thoughtful and helpful {when you are not sleepy}. You love babies and you are not jealous to see me with another baby. You don’t mind sharing your toys but not all of them.

I enjoy watching you play with your stuffy toys. You wrap them in clothes on your shoulders, or you pretend giving them water and food to taste. After you’ve fed them you reassure yourself that it was good and nice. You are such a cute comedian, I love your grin.

Few weeks ago daddy played Hymn to the Big Wheel during your bedtime routine. Since then whenever you remember you ask for “Wheel”. When the music begins you stop for a second then sway to the beat. When I observe your face expression I wonder how much you understand and how you are going to remember that you used to listen to such a beautiful music, which I believe speaks about the harm of global warming. I am writing this letter, quoting the song in the hope that one day it will inspire you.

AOI the wheel quote

Hymn of the Big Wheel by Massive Attack on Grooveshark

[Horace Andy]
The big wheel keeps on turning// On a simple line day by day// The earth spins on its axis//
One man struggle while another relaxes// There's a hole in my soul like a cavity//
Seems like the world is out to gather just by gravity// The wheel keeps turning the sky's rearranging
Look my son the weather is changing// I'd like to feel that you could be free
Look up at the blue skies beneath a new tree// Sometime again
You'll turn green and the sea turns red// My son I said the power of axis over my head
The big wheel keeps on turning// On a simple line day by day//
The earth spins on its axis// One man struggle while another relaxes//
We sang about the sun and danced among the trees//
And we listened to the whisper of the city on the breeze// Will you cry in the most in a lead-free zone
Down within the shadows where the factories drone//
On the surface of the wheel they build another town// And so the green come tumbling down
Yes close your eyes and hold me tight// And I'll show you sunset sometime again
The big wheel keeps on turning// On a simple line day by day
The earth spins on its axis// One man struggle while another relaxes
As a child's silent prayer my hope hides in disguise//
While satellites and cameras watch from the skies// An acid drop of rain recycled from the sea
It washed away my shadow burnt a hole in me// And all the king's men cannot put it back again
But the ghetto sun will nurture life// And mend my soul sometime again
The big wheel keeps on turning// On a simple line day by day// The earth spins on its axis
One man struggle while another relaxes

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Always know who you and cherish it,

Loves,

Mummy.

3 comments:

  1. Never heard the song but it sounds lovely!!

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  2. What a little darling. I love to see how you enjoy her.

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