Walking Slowly by Tim Seston

Walking slowly through the forest
Walking slowly past (the rock)
You will notice what is happening
If you don’t go fast

Take it slowly
Look around you
Smell the pine trees wafting in the cool fresh breeze
Hear the birdies
Sing their wordies
They’re reminding you to slow down please

Walking slowly through the forest
Walking slowly past (the rock)
You will notice what is happening
If you don’t go fast

Hear the squirrels
Hear the froggies
Hear the wind – she’s whistling a brand new tune
Hear the rabbits
Hear the silence
Take it slowly and come back soon.

Rushing like a river as it rolls from left to right
Picking up the pieces and removing them from sight
What you left behind you is now scattered in the night
Come and take a seat upon the rock

Walking slowly through the forest
Walking slowly past (the rock)
You will notice what is happening
Please don’t go too fast
Walking Slowly
The Rock

The songs for "The Rock" were written in collaboration with my 9
year old son Luke.  In the middle of March, 2018, Luke was
recovering from hip surgery to correct growth problems as a result
of his cerebral palsy.  While his brothers and mother were on
vacation, Luke and I had a peaceful week at home.  During this
time we spent time together thinking about the musical and trying
out different styles, key signatures, and melodies for The Rock.  

This song came from that very peaceful place that happens when
you slow down and take in the moment.  It will find it's place in the
musical in Act 2 as we build to the climax but need a quick
reminder of what is important.  Likewise there will be some comic
relief in the full scene.  Though I haven't yet finished writing or
casting this show, I believe this will be sung by a character like
Bottom in "A Mid Summer Night's Dream" or a more relevant
reference for the cast:  Bing Bong from "Inside Out"

The show will premier in July, 2018 at Camp Pok-O-MacCready.