Monday, October 3, 2011

Mockingbird's Trill (Call to Prayer)

"When the sun in the morning peeps over the hill
And kisses the roses 'round my window sill
Then my heart fills with gladness when I hear the trill
Of the birds in the treetops on Mockingbird Hill

Tra la la, tweedle dee dee dee
It gives me a thrill
To wake up in the morning
To the mockingbird's trill
Tra la la tweedle dee dee dee
There's peace and good will
You're welcome as the flowers
On Mockingbird Hill".

Somehow the lyrics to this song that I remember as a child came into my mind just this morning.
Every single, solitary morning, afternoon, evening, and middle of the night I am startled every time I  hear the Call To Prayer. It echos from every mosque in the city at the exact same time. My first night here, at 4am, our room echoed with these sounds. I asked Kirk to video it. This is what we hear day in and day out. (and night too).


1 comment:

  1. I would love to have a cool reminder like that for me to pray everyday. ps- william was mesmerized by this video.