Singled Out: Natalie Nylon's Brave
It was a cold winters day and I was quietly reading a book and drinking my favorite hazelnut coffee when I saw a little three year old girl building a castle made out of blocks. She was sitting on the floor by herself, silently pulling out one block at a time and very carefully and precisely adding it to her rather detailed castle with towers, moats and a dungeon. I sat watching this little girl for a long time, taking in how much effort and time she was putting into making this elaborate structure. She seemed to have it all under control, when all of a sudden she misplaced a small block on the very top of one of the towers. It felt like everything was moving in slow motion as I sat helplessly watching this little girls castle fall apart. The tower came crashing down and all of the blocks destroyed the other parts of the castle. The little girl broke down, sobbing uncontrollably.
I wasn't quite sure what to do. Should I try to comfort her? Help her? Where was her mother? Do I rebuild it for her...even though I could never build a castle as elaborate and detailed as hers? I quickly got up and started walking towards her to help, when all of a sudden the crying stopped. I'm not quite sure how she could see because her face and eyes were covered in wet tears, but she was reaching for another block. As quickly as those tears came, they left. Just like that. She grabbed another block, wiped her eyes, and put that block on top of another block, starting her castle again. She was determined. So determined. She was never going to give up until she was finished building that castle, no matter what obstacle came her way.
I was in awe. This tiny little girl had so much determination and will power. She was strong. She was courageous. She was independent. She was never going to give up. She would never take no for an answer. She was brave. Brave. Yes. I wrote this song for this little girl.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!