I have long loved Malvina Reynolds and her amazing music. On my walk this morning I saw this beautiful little flower pushing through the concrete and was reminded again of Malvina’s song — “god bless the grass.” Unfortunately, there is not a recording of this song by Malvina on iTunes (although some songs of hers are there). But Sara Thomsen, and also Pete Seeger, both have beautiful recordings of the song. I had not listened to the words in quite a while, so it was especially meaningful to realize the connection that Malvina drew between the grass growing through cement, and
that fights toward the sun;
the lies roll over it, and think that it is done.
It moves through the ground, and reaches for the air
And after a while, it’s growing everywhere.”
I wish Sara Thomsen had a YouTube Video of “god bless the grass,” but she does have a wonderful YouTube collection of other songs, and this one in particular will be one of my all-time favorites! A Woman’s Place … you will not regret taking a few minutes to view this!