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The most amazing thing - Submitted January 30, 2001
I just want to share with you a personal experience on how your music has positively touched my life. I have long since been a fan but my favorite CD's by far are "Return to Pooh Corner" and "More Songs from Pooh Corner." I started listening to "Return" as a young adult because I am a big Pooh fan and enjoy your music. I then shared the CD with my nephew who also grew to love it, especially the Pooh song. It created a special bond between us (he is now 5) and expanded to my sister and mom.
When I learned I was pregnant last year I continued listening to your CD and then purchased the new one. The most amazing thing happened the time at which my son was born ... my husband (an avid heavy metal fan) pulled the car up at the hospital entrance to bring us home and playing on the stereo was your Pooh CD. It was as if fatherhood had immediately transformed my husband and he was displaying this by playing your music.
We still have both CD's on when we are in the car with my son (one in each car). The other day on the way home from Day Care I put on a different CD and my son (who is now 5 months old) got upset and only quieted down when I put on our favorite music. I know he is listening and enjoying the music because he will only talk/babble to me between songs.
As a parent your music has not only been able to create a special bond among my family but also touches me with the heartwarming words and sentiments. I have to also admit that I am not a person to write this kind of letter but in this case I felt it genuinely necessary and worth sharing. We hope that you will be appearing in our neighborhood soon so that we can see you and share the magic. Please keep up the beautiful songwriting and performing.
Rochelle Wainer, Ph.D.