For all the poor reviews that the movie Far and Away received, there are a couple of scenes that totally entertain me and that I use in great frequency in my own life. Here is the primary one of those.
Men from the pub, as Joseph enters:
Down from the north, are you?
Or perhaps the East?
West of here, maybe?
Joseph Donnelly: I prefer to keep my business
to myself, if you please.
Men: Very wise.
Mr Christie enters: What places you
in this small chapter of the world?
Men: He's keeping himself to himself,
There is a fine art to keeping oneself to oneself; it can come in handy on multiple occasions. Slainte, Lisa
It’s raining. It’s Monday. Hmmm….I could post “Rainy Days & Mondays” by the Carpenters, but that wouldn’t help a bit. 🙂 So I think a little tricking of myself is in order to flip this mood around. I hereby publish:
The Five Official Reasons to Love a Rainy Day:
1. The rain makes everything greener, and I love green for sure.
2. The rain makes me very tired chilled out, which makes for a relaxing day. And I like relaxing for sure.
3. The rain sounds cool on my tin roof, and I like cool sounds for sure.
4. Gene Kelly looks super happy “Singing in the Rain”, and I like watching that for sure.
Oh, well, I guess it’s now The Four Official Reasons to Love a Rainy Day. And four out of five ain’t bad. Slainte, Lisa
True confession time: when my son was small, we were a Barney, yes the big purple dinosaur, kind of household for a time. As the amazingly agile and light-footed dinosaur would sing and dance his way through thirty minutes of Barney-world scenarios, things seemed lighter, happier, not so serious.
As an admitted music junkie and an amazingly avid dance fan (for someone who can’t dance 🙂 ), I think Barney’s on to something. I feel the same way when I watch The Muppet Movie and see everyone singing and dancing through the town, “Life’s a Happy Song.” Before I know it, I’m singing along and bopping my head like nobody’s business. I watch “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” and related hard-shoe fantasticness and any sense of doom and gloom I might have felt prior lifts right away.
So to begin your weekend off right, and to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart….here’s your jumpstart. Slainte, Lisa
P.S. If you start singing Barney or Kermit songs today, hold your head high and sing loud! 😉