Sunday, October 25, 2009


Sometimes, often, I forget about things that make me happy and that I love.  The phrase "put things in perspective," to me, means "think about things remembering what's really important to you and what true happiness feels like and whether or not the daily tribulations have any effect on what really matters."  They don't! 

Music is wonderful in part because it is immortal and mostly unaffected by human tragedies large and small.  As long as there are some people alive to play music, it will persist.  The same goes with other forms of art.  It'll always be there, for me, anyway.

True happiness = this song. Part of the fun is me doing a dramatic impersonation of the singer.  It's hard to exaggerate her and this song, though.  It iz hard-eh to ex- aaa - ger-ate this-eh singer-rrrrrr. 

These too!  Maurice Chevalier - "La Symphonie des Semelles En Bois"
And so many others.  In future posts, I hope to write about the wonderful Yves Duteil! 
And "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg," that movie in song that I know nearly by heart!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ignorance Righted

1.  Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.
2.  Columbus originally landed in what is now Haiti.  I knew that at one point but forgot. 
3.  Coco Chanel's true first name is Gabrielle.