The world is a mosaic of shapes and angles, where rectangles, triangles, and squares refuse to conform to boxes. Some have zigzag and jagged edges, coming together like a beautiful, intricate puzzle visible only from a bird’s-eye view. Just as we can’t fully grasp why we are the way we are, we each possess unique traits, gifts, and talents that contribute a distinct light to the world.

The manuscript of our lives wasn’t written to confine us; rather, it guides us to embody love, kindness, strength, and knowledge in our own distinct ways. These qualities set us apart, making us unique in our delivery. We’re not meant to suppress or hide our gifts, for why were they given to us if not to be celebrated? The song composed by Chayala Neuhaus resonates deeply with me, compelling me to share its message that has been within me for 20 years.

I chose to pursue my passion for nursing and singing, despite being told that it wouldn’t fit. Holding onto my belief, I continue to swim in uncharted territory, using my voice to explore new depths and contribute the light I was given. As I grow and overcome obstacles, I understand the importance of continually discovering new worlds where I can shine my light.

As I observe others’ paths, I realize the importance of looking beyond the surface to hear the voices of those striving to be heard. My message to women and girls is this: never shy away from your incredible gifts and talents. Embrace who you are, keep swimming, and continue to contribute your light. The world needs your unique shine, and you will be seen for your true self beyond the surface.

Credits:


First and for most I would like to thank Israel Schachter of CharityBids for affording me the opportunity to share the song and message in this very unique and special way.

Composed and Lyrics by: Chayala Neuhaus
Music Producer and Arranger: Shai Bachar
Lead Vocalist: Bracha Jaffe
Trumpet: Frank London
Drums: Yuval Lion
Bass: Uri Kleinman
Guitar: Nitzan Alon
Piano: Shai Bachar
Backing vocals: Talia Yona Kliger
Recorded by: Shai Bachar Studios
Mixed and Mastered: Ilya Lishinsky Art Sonic Studios
Filmed and Directed by: Dan Balilty Beetroot Productions

Song lyrics:

Remember when I brought you a little girl she was the one with the brightest eyes
Breezed in with the biggest dreams in the world
And Set them off like butterflies
She didn’t color in the lines
she didn’t look where she leaped
She didn’t second guess wonder
she just dove in deep

And I made her hair
and packed her bag
and brought her to your door
And said before I put her heart in your hands
Just promise me one thing more

When you look at her
Don’t just look at her
Try to see her
When she tells you
she’ll try again
Try to believe her

When she’s a shade too bright ,
To get it right
Love her and let her
learn to use her light
Don’t shut it down
don’t blow it out – I’m asking you .


Remember when you told my little girl
about the path she had to follow
After some yesses more nos
she’ll guess as she goes
there are parts of her she’ll learn to swallow

And i soothed her bruises brushed her off
And she kept on moving up
Cuz the box you made was the smallest place
And she’d stayed there long enough


When you look at her
Don’t just look at her
Try to see her
When she tells you
She can do it
Try to believe her

if she’s a shade too bright ,
To get it right
Love her and let her
learn to use her light
Don’t blow it out
Don’t shut it down I’m asking you .


painting right in white
and wrong in black
It’s an easy road to take
But the artist up in heaven
Doesn’t paint any mistakes

And there in our secret strength we get to know
how far to go and how strong to grow
And He can love what’s colorful
And see how she is beautiful


When you look at her
Don’t just look at her
Try to see her
Instead of reading her a list of rules
Just Try to read her

And if you’re patient
Shell get it right
Love her and let her
learn to use her might
Don’t shut it down
Don’t blow it out
I am asking you
I am asking