My restructured lullaby…

I have pretty much one parenting skill in which I can say I’m better than Glendi: putting Amanecer to sleep. My tactic–beyond the basic ingredient of love and tranquility–is singing…mostly just whatever songs from my childhood.

However, sometimes I just can’t bring myself to sing the original versions of those songs, so I retool them to match my values a bit more. A favorite example:

Silent night, hopeful night,
All is calm, the future is bright.
Proud young anarchist father and child,
Precocious infant, tender, yet wild.
Dreaming of justice and peace,
Working for justice and peace.

Currently Reading:

-Dispersing Power by Raul Zibechi