There is something very appealing in the gentle, little frog named Kermit. It is hard to beat his version of The Rainbow Connection, with his whimsical, sincerity.
I found myself reading on the internet about the wonderful creations of Jim Henson, and found his story inspiring. I know that the Muppets, and Sesame Street played a big part in the life of so many children in the past 40 years or so. My son, Paul grew up with these characters, and last night when , he noticed what I was reading through Google, he agreed, Kermit's version of Rainbow Connection is the best. :)
So, I thought I really must share his original version from The Muppet Movie, in 1979. Interestingly, my 30 year old son, is thinking of going to the newest Muppet Movie produced this year. Kermit has star power!
I found a wonderful video of Big Bird singing at Jim Henson's memorial in 1990. Big Bird was always my favourite Muppet character. Jim Henson explained that he created Big Bird to stand in for the ordinary child, with it's innocence. I find that his questioning nature is also a good personification of small children.
Thank you, Jim Henson for your amazing creativity, which touched the child in all of us. Rest in Peace.