Today is the end of 31 Days of Joy, and the end of October. I will make sure the links are up this weekend to all the posts.
It is very fitting I end this month with a post about music. I love music and feel great joy getting lost in the strains of Beethoven’s Symphony #9 Frank Sinatra’s The Best Is Yet To Come or The Village People’s YMCA.
Instead of posting “The Monster Mash” or some other Halloween song I decided to post a Barry Manilow song. After last winter I now see October 31st as Barry Manilow Day – and it gives me the shivers. Today, October goes and that means one thing…“The snow begins to fly” – brrr.
Enjoy this beautiful song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Barry Manilow.
I was going to call this post, “A Few Of My Favorite People, Places And Things” but the title was too long.
Since it’s Friday and everyone is winding down from the week. I figured instead of something deep and insightful, I would do something a little on the lighter side.
Here are just a few of my favorite things:
- Cartoon: “Calvin and Hobbes” Calvin gives new meaning to “creative thinking.” The eggplant casserole is one of my favorites.
- Italian Dish: Eggplant Parmesan– I usually order this when at an Italian restaurant as it is something I will not make for myself.
- Movie: “Gone With The Wind” – I still do not understand why Scarlett does not realize Rhett is the right man for her.
- Musical Made Into A Movie: “Sound of Music.” – Salzburg and Vienna, Austria are my next honeymoon destinations. I know, some of you are wondering why I did not choose “Phantom of the Opera” since Joe and I saw it in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The reason – Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman did not play the lead roles. (FYI – Joe and I used “Music of the Night” as our bridal dance since we wanted something other than a pop song.)
- Tree: Chestnut – I spent a lot of time climbing and swinging like a monkey from the one we had in our backyard.
- Instruments: Flute – I use to play this in high school band. I tried playing it again but while I remember the fingering, my lips have lost it. Piano – There is nothing like a good piano solo. I took lessons as a kid and perhaps I will again.
- First Love: Bobby Sherman (Boy did I just date myself!)
- President: Abraham Lincoln. I sure wish we could resurrect him.
- Pop: Pepsi – It’s sweeter than Coke.
- Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven – I would love to be able to write music like he did.
- Classical Piece of Music: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – Brilliant, just brilliant. This version conducted by Zubin Mehta during a concert for the Japanese earthquake victims is a masterpiece. Beethoven had to be filled with such joy watching this performance from heaven.
Have a joy filled weekend!