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Just recently I discovered a new therapy. It’s free. You don’t need any special equipment. You don’t have to fit it into a schedule.
It’s “Edelweiss.” You know, the song, “Edelweiss,” from The Sound of Music.
A few weeks ago it popped in my head and I couldn’t shake it. But soon I realized that it was relaxing.
See, you can’t sing “Edelweiss,” the right way of course, with the correct voice, and be stressed.
You can’t sing “Edelweiss” and be sad.
You can’t sing “Edelweiss” and want to bite the tail end off of a wompass cat.
You can’t sing “Edelweiss” and have road rage.
You can’t sing “Edelweiss” and not breathe.
You just can’t. Try it. Go ahead. Test my theory. I have. I’ve been singing it regularly now whenever I get tense and my head starts spinning. It works like a charm.
To top it all off, for your listening pleasure, meet Henrietta, along with Slocum. Henrietta is Slocum’s, the singing shadow dog, special friend. Feel free to sing along. You’ll be glad you did.
If you haven’t already, be sure to meet and check out Slocum’s other performances.
Hope you have a “Edelweiss” kind of day! Are there any other songs you sing when the going gets rough?
Just beautiful. Amy, was that you singing???? you always make me smile.
yep – you cannot stay in a grumpy mood and even say the word ‘edelweiss’ . . . especially when slocum and henrietta are leading the charge . . .
This was my grandfather’s favorite song (he even looked a little like Christopher Plummer) and he regularly requested for me to play it on my flute. I happily obliged. It seemed fitting to play it at his funeral when he died and I think he would have been very happy. Thank you for this lovely reminder of a man who was very dear to me.
Yes! Such a beautiful (and sad) song. Well, sad because in the movie, they knew they were leaving their homeland. But! It’s a lovely song, just the same!
My daughter’s name is Edelweiss <3 She loves "her song" as do we all. Watching and listening to our sons sing 'Edelweiss' to their sister when she was newborn is a memory I will treasure always. It is a lovely song and timeless film!