Posted on | June 5, 2008 | By Neil Harris | 3 Comments
As I was making pizza the other night, I was listening to A CLASSIC CASE: The London Symphony Orchestra Plays The Music Of Jethro Tull.
My son (7 years old) runs into the kitchen as Ian Anderson is going crazy on the flute and says, “Whoa! Abba, is that a new Piamenta album?”
“No, I wish. It’s actually a non-Jewish band and their music is being played by a symphony”, I answered.
“Too bad”, he said.
As I went back to pizza making I got to thinking. How cool is it that my son’s musical references are primarily based on what he listens to…Jewish music?
Just like eating Kosher food and keeping Shabbos are aspects of the only lifestyle that he’s experienced in his long seven years of existence. He has the right perspective.
As I, a BT, raise my kids as FFBs I realize it’s all about perspective.
The truth is that what we value and how we live our lives really forms and defines our perspective on things. This is true for each of us and, of course, for our families.
I have often tell myself and my kids that one has to look for mitzvah opportunities that Hashem sends our way. It’s my perspective.
I’m glad my son could show me his perspective.