|These days, my son loves the idea of Canada. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons.)|
Yesterday morning I asked him what kind of music he wanted to listen to. His answer:
"I want Canada music!"
The music which best fits that description is Gordon Lightfoot. Of course, there is lots of great Canadian music of all kinds, but little of it is as Canadian in its essence. He was very happy with the choice, and kept coming up to ask me, "This is Canada music?"
The only problem was I couldn't get him to say "Canadian music." Every time I corrected him, he just insisted that it's "Canada music." Oh well, that will come. At least he's getting to like my music too; a while back, he always preferred his mom's music.
(See: Gordon Lightfoot for Mexico; A Musical Exchange)
No worries on the Mexican side, though. He proudly identifies himself with both countries, both flags (which appear on his blanket,) and both languages. The two concepts show up at different times, but currently he has a strong identification with both.