The world feels simultaneously enormous and small to me right now.
When we moved to Minnesota, although we were going to be living further from our families than ever before, we felt it was doable because everyone was “just a plane ride away.” But now – it’ll be a while before I take that plane ride, and my family feels very far away….
But also, thanks to the power of the internet and Zoom, I have managed to be on a World Tour without leaving Minnesota!
Last weekend I was “in” New Zealand providing music and movement for a sweet two-year-old’s birthday celebration, and last Tuesday I got to drop into a preschool class online in Queens, NY! Every Wednesday and Friday I get to hang out with friends in Ireland (and all around the USA) in my Tunes & Tales class, and this passed Sunday I had a Scavenger Hunt with my family in Delaware & Maryland (via Zoom! It was hilarious!). On Thursday I’ll be dropping by a preschool class in North Carolina for a “Miss Nina Zoom Takeover!”
(If you’re interested in having Miss Nina drop-in to your preschool Zoom for music and movement, email me to chat about it!)
Pretty awesome when you stop and think about it, right?! Like – INCREDIBLE!
I was chuckling to myself the other day thinking that if we *had* to have a a pandemic in my lifetime, better now than, like, in the late 90s. Could you have imagine if we had to do all this via 90s dial-up internet, in a facebook-less world? LOL!
Being all around the world while being at home had me thinking about the re-write of my Hello Song I did for the Met’s World Culture Festival in NYC that I played in the Fall of 2019. I changed my usual “Hello Hello” song to include many more languages (17 more to be exact!) and have even recently been singing this one during my Facebook/youTube lives (that’s TODAY! See you at 3:30 Central on my FB or YouTube pages!)
So – I thought it would be fun to do that one on the video show this week!