I recently ran across the following video: Autotuned Mr Rogers – In the Garden of Your Mind.
When I was a kid, I grew up watching Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and loved the Land of Make Believe. It planted the seeds of imagination in my impressionable mind. The puppets, trolley, miniature sculptures, picture picture and feeding the fish. What a wonderful place to escape into for 30 minutes that took it’s time and let you soak up the messages…slowly and gently.
So, when I ran across this video, I was instantly transported back into the world created and nurtured by Fred Rogers.
He was an amazing, kind, generous, loving, open and peace-filled spirit on this earth for the window of time that he existed.
Even though the dialogue was originally spoken and now it has been sliced and diced with autotune thrown all over it, the music is really good and very catchy. It captures Fred’s amazing ability to inspire young minds through creativity and imagination. As an artist, those concepts are like air and water for me. They are the necessities of life.
His observations, achievements and lessons will be forever etched in the fabric of time and awareness.