Latest update: November 27th, 2013
Arik Einstein died last night at the age of 74… He was unparalleled in the music industry in Israel and I doubt there are many parents in Israel who didn’t hear one of his songs as their youngest children finished nursery school and moved on to first grade. They grow so fast…and Arik Einstein’s song, “Fly Little Bird” always brought me to tears…”fly wherever you want, but don’t forget there’s an eagle in the sky, be careful…”
Fly Little Bird
My little birds have left the nest
Spread their wings and flew away
And I, an old bird, remained in the nest
Really hoping that everything will be alright.
I always knew the day would come
When we’d have to part
But now it came to me so suddenly
So what’s the wonder that I’m a bit concerned.
Fly, little bird
Cut through the sky
Fly to wherever you want
Just don’t forget
There’s an eagle in the sky
We are now alone in the nest
But we are together
Hold me tight and tell me yes
Do not worry, it’s fun to grow old together
Fly, little bird…
I know that it’s just nature
I also left a nest
But now when he comes the moment
I get choked up (in the throat)
I get choked up…
Fly, little bird…
Visit A Soldier’s Mother.Paula Stern
About the Author: Paula R. Stern is CEO of WritePoint Ltd., a leading technical writing company in Israel. Her personal blog, A Soldier's Mother, has been running since 2007. She lives in Maale Adumim with her husband and children, a dog, too many birds, and a desire to write.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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