It’s a Small World

by Jane Rose

Before this is over, I’ll have the song stuck in your head – just wait.

In September, Tony and I went out to California for the Longhorns’ game against UCLA.  But we also gave ourselves three extra days out there to enjoy Disneyland, since we love Disney so much and needed some extra downtime.  This was a great time of year to go:  the crowds are smaller and the weather was terrific.  We really enjoy the attractions and rides and hit our favorites multiple times.  And in my opinion, Star Tours is the Best Ride Ever (we rode it 5 times).  Woo hoo!

But we took in some of the older classics, too.  We always enjoy the Enchanted Tiki Room and had to take a ride through It’s a Small World, too.  This time as we rode through and enjoyed the sights, I listened to the song in all its languages, which always amazes me.  Sure, you know the chorus.  But have you ever listened carefully to the lyrics to the verse?  Here they are:

It's a Small World

Aladdin's included, too!

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears,
It’s a world of hopes, it’s a world of fear,
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small world after all.

I couldn’t help but compare it to the experiences that the families have who stay with us at the House or use our Family Rooms.  They’re all there with the common experience of having a child in the hospital.  There is worry and fear but there’s also hope and occasionally the laughter that helps cut the tension rings out.  But many times our families bond over their experiences, no matter who they are or where they’re from.  That does make it a small world after all.  And those of us involved with RMHC wherever we’re located are glad we’re able to help these families find a place where they aren’t alone.

All together now…

It’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all,
Its a small world after all, its a small, small world!

Is it stuck in your head now?  You’re welcome!

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4 Responses to It’s a Small World

  1. Nerie says:

    Oh no! The song got stuck in my head.

    It was wonderful to hear about your trip and what you got out of it. Seems like you had a lot of fun!

  2. Jan Gunter says:

    Love the song, love the ride, and love your post! It really is a very cool song about the ups and downs of life and how much we mean to each other in the process. Thanks, Jane!

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