Music is crazy powerful. Moving in a way that I understand only because I feel it, not because I can comprehend it. The only thing more magical than listening to this song, is listening to this song while rocking a velvety soft infant in your arms. Alison Krauss and Yo Yo Ma were made to make music. I'm so glad they found their calling.
A few of my favorites -
"Sweet visions attend thy sleep, Fondest, dearest to me. While others their revels keep, I will watch over thee."
"Fill the dark void with thy dreamy delight Slumber, thy mother will guard thee tonight."
"Thou, thou art the world to me In thy innocent charms."
In 20 years, when my children are grown and I've moved on from diapers and baby food and potty training, when I'm finished with babysitters and Elmo and no longer drowning in laundry, when I'm no longer finding Cheerios and Goldfish crackers in the couch cushions and I'm not planning my days around nap schedules, feeding schedules or bowel movements - in 20 years when I'm free of all that, I'm going to hear this song and ache inside because all I'll want in the entire world is to be in a sleepy haze, rocking my babies in their tiny dark bedrooms, nuzzling their peach fuzzy heads. (At which point I will start pressuring them for grandchildren. Sorry in advance, kids.)
Children are treasures.
Slumber, thy mother will guard thee tonight.