A “Thank God that life exists after winter” fix. Thankfully it’s warmed up since the day hell almost froze over. It’s now only 10 degrees Fahrenheit which is definitely better but really… let’s be honest, it’s still pickin’ cold!
So I decided that I need some color before my eyes. I need to be reminded that there is life somewhere under the impervious layer of snow that gets dingier and dingier each day, making us do something that we might not normally do unless we were skiers, which we’re not, pray for MORE snow just to clean the place up a bit, cover over some of the grungy browness that happens when snow is no longer fresh.
So here is my (lengthy) tribute to flowers, color and life. Summer can’t come soon enough.
Looking at all of these flowers makes me imagine myself as Miss Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady when she is in the marketplace, collecting little bunches of flowers to sell to all of the snooty folks who happen to pass by and throw a coin in her direction. I have always loved that musical.
Do you have a favorite musical? What is it? Here’s my list in a very particular order:
- My Fair Lady
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Singing in the Rain
- The Sound of Music
- Meet Me in St. Louis
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original)
- And… um… The Muppet Movie. :^D
It’s funny because I find musicals terrible and addicting at the same time. Nobody breaks out into song like that in real life. And I’ve always hated the dream sequences that seem to always find their way into so many musicals obviously just so that the producers can fit a “certain number” into the movie… and since they make no sense and have no bearing on the plot, they stick them in a dream. I could sit and mock just about any musical and at the same time sing along with it and love every minute of it (except for the dream sequence of course!)
That had nothing to do with Spring or flowers or anything but this is a rather stream of consciousness blog so there you have it. My mind went from flowers to Eliza Doolittle to Musicals in general.