We were deeply saddened to learn of Robert Sherman’s passing on Monday. As I sat down tonight to pick out a picture to work on, I knew it had to be It’s a Small World. It’s difficult to imagine a world without the music that Robert and his brother, Richard, made together. Sherman brothers melodies are ubiquitous and rightfully so. I have never heard a song with more ability to linger in one’s head than one of theirs. The music so easy to sing to. The words so poignant and memorable. If you haven’t seen the documentary on the brothers entitled “The Boys”, you should. It gives insight to the lives of Robert and Richard that allows a much greater appreciation, which they are so deserving of. I read once that weeping endures for a night, but joy comes with the morning. While I mourn the loss of a great man, I know it’s because of him and others like him, who generously share their gifts with the world in order to make it a better place, that there is a great big beautiful tomorrow with joy just beyond the horizon.
Here is a quote I really want to share with you from Jeff Sherman, Robert’s son –
“My dad passed away peacefully in London on Monday night. He was an incredible man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. As he often said, he wanted to bring happiness into the world, and unquestionably he succeeded. His love and his prayers, his philosophy and his poetry will live on forever. Forever his songs and his genius will bring hope, joy, and love to this small world.“