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I had a great time watching Mary Poppins with the kids today. Shilpy, my wife loves old classics and encourages kids to watch them. This was my first time watching it and I really enjoyed it. Its one of those movies you wished never ended; the joyous feeling is such that you want to savor it again and again. One of my favorites from the movie was the song, “A spoonful of sugar.” Indeed, all we need in our lives is a spoonful of sugar, and it makes everything sweet.

The power of optimism is powerful; when you add optimism to plain bread, it becomes a cake. I remember those syrups of medicine growing up in Delhi that were quite tough to ingest; and so I understand how a spoonful of sugar can let the medicine go down. Our purpose is to sing like the Robin — he has to work hard to build his nest; but he never stops to sing. Shiv, learn from the Robin; singing is the spoonful of sugar in life.

A spoonful of sugar

by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman.

In ev’ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
you find the fun and snap!
The job’s a game

Nad ev’ry task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! Aspree!
It’s very clear to me

That a…
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

A robin feathering his nest
Has very little time to rest
While gathering his
Bits of twine and twig

Though quite intent in his pursuit
He has a merry tune to toot
He knows a song
Will move the job along

For a…
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

More on the song:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Spoonful_of_Sugar

Comments ( 2 )

  • sueshan1234 says:

    The love of Julie Andrews never fade away. I still love listening to these sweet melodies coming from my childhood days. Let me sing to the end-the beauty of those sweet melodies which cannot hide from me.

  • swarna shanmugalingam says:

    I too loved these films and songs earlier days in my life. I enjoyed Mary Popins films so much and Julie Andrews in those films. Life is sweet when thinking of those days.

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