Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ciao for Now

I hereby declare today the beginning of my blog's summer vacation!

I have lots to do this summer. For instance, finishing a writing project, reading Thomas Hardy and Cold Comfort Farm, planning my future (okay, maybe just 2007), going on a vacation or two, staying connected with my family, and making regular trips to the mall and coffee shops.

Now, can I find some lines of poetry that won't mold between now and September? I'll give these a try:
I am part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!
As tho' to breathe were life.
.............................
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

~from Tennyson's "Ulysses"

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Yet Another Music Post

Okay, so I listen to Barbra Streisand. I play her Broadway Album every single day at work.

The best, the absolute best, song on the album is "Somewhere". I've heard it probably a million times, ever since I was six years old and my mom would play the West Side Story soundtrack on our record player. It's one of the saddest, yet most hopeful songs ever written. And Streisand's version combines a new musical setting with her absolutely stunning voice. When I listen to it, I think of heaven, and all the sad memories of earth are fading out one by one.