Go back to my holiday greetings to all readers, here.
DH might have been entranced by the joys of a drum circle at a recent event that took place in California, where New Age regularly rubs shoulders with Neuroscience. He might’ve put percussion instruments on his wish list.
Here’s what that led to: a joyful noise!
For the first night of Hanukkah, a djembe, tambourine, and various shakers made their way into our home.
Will my tender ears come to regret this gift? Let’s hope not. I can always lock the instruments in DH’s office if the kids get too percussive when Papa isn’t home.
I like to make our Eight Nights of Hanukkah Gifts things that we can enjoy as a family, not the more personalized items we receive for birthdays.
I may not be beating any drums with my arthritic fingers, but I can shake a maraca with the best of them. Well, maybe not with the best of them. My sense of rhythm and timing is mediocre at best. I also drop things when my joints are stiff. But, hey, maybe I was dropping it artistically!
Let’s get back to that “joyful noise.” We can definitely accomplish that as a family, though melodious may be a pipe dream.
Move ahead to Night 2, here.