Two for the Road
By Susie Duncan Sexton
"If you're feeling fancy free, come wander through the world with me, and any place we chance to be, will be a rendezvous. Two for the road, we'll travel down the years, collecting precious memories, selecting souvenirs, and living life the way we please. In the summertime the sun will shine, in winter we will drink summer wine, and any day that you are mine, will be a lovely day. As long as love still wears a smile, I know that we'll be two for the road, and that's a long long while." (-songwriters Henry Mancini & Henry Nicola)
"The trouble with a kitten is that…eventually it becomes a…cat!" wrote snide poet Ogden Nash.
I, likewise, resent catty folks whom I cross the street to avoid, with a sprinter-type determined dash.
Copycats "protect" themselves with copyrights' (© © ©) band aids - - post theft, pirating creativity to earn cash?
"Curiosity killed the cat" or so 'tis said; knowledge's not wicked, but nosiness produces trash!
I have spent sixteen Christmases with the finest "prince" of my dreams
Who's held me together whenever I fall apart at the seams,
He's grown shaggy, deaf, lumpy, slender of build, sneezing as he dreams.
His latest vet bill describes him as "unkempt"? (YET) "No brushing ," he screams!
T. S. Eliot praised
Starring Michael Gruber as Munkustrap, John Partridge as Rum Tum Tugger and Ken Page as Old Deuteronomy. From the 'Cats' film.
who lived "many lives in succession" in 1939's
T.S.Eliot - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
T.S.Eliot - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Read by Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud This recording is to the best of my knowledge only available on an LP long out of print. While I have carefully removed clicks, pops, static and surface noise wherever possible, I have NOT used any radical equalization adjustments to do so.
"The cars and the lorries run over the kerb
And the villagers put up a notice ROAD CLOSED--
So that nothing untoward may chance to disturb
Deuteronomy's rest when he feels so disposed."
Ms. Golightly, nouveau-sophisticate, Tiffany's hillbilly,
Spoke more directly: "I'm like 'Cat' here, a no-name slob…
I'm not Holly. I'm not Lula Mae, either.
We just took up one day by the river.
I'll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead.
It's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.
You mustn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky…
We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us.
We don't even belong to each other." (-Truman Capote)
This past holiday two new Audrey Hepburn dolls provided thrills --
"Sabrina", "Princess Ann" nestled in my scrawny arms! Fashion frills!
Thanks to a sensitive caring son, what I needed 'stead of pills.
(He'll get the girls back when he reads one of my 25 cent wills!)
"The days dwindle down to a precious few…
Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson - September Song
Sung by Walter Huston September Affair (1950) by William Dieterle
…November…" (-K. Weill, M. Anderson)
Neighbor boy David screeching out a garage band tune -- remember?
Balmy June festive night…only I seemed to see dusty kitten
Smack in middle of bricked alley-way -- licking one white mitten.
(This Kipling "Cat" who "Walked by Himself" ….)
Neighbor girl Jeanne located a butterfly net -- we coaxed. Lured.
"Cat" teased for three days…traffic whizzed…I won. Inside. Bath time. "Cat" purred.
Wild one…few doc visits…rugged! Variety? Heinz "Russian Blue"
"Kitty scar" chin to sternum, both green eyes ever quivering -- true. (TRUE!)
My best friend and I, without effort, formed a mystical bond fast.
The Golden Compass: Defining Daemons
Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist. At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers - and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. The Golden Compass stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, and Ian McShane. The film is written and directed by Chris Weitz (About A Boy, Antz) and produced by Deborah Forte and Bill Carraro (Frequency). It is executive produced by Andrew Miano and Paul Weitz (In Good Company). The Golden Compass is scheduled for a Dec. 7, 2007 release.
"? Each other… reader Andria confirmed -- at last. (- Philip Pullman, 1995)
I laugh, he trills…I weep, he soothes…I fret, fear, mourn. He calms…we thrive.
Exact same age we two in 2011, but he leapt ahead (twice five).
Nothing perfect... wonderful...unblemished… divine…lasts forever…
When compasses evaporate, WE'LL disappear as ties sever.
Moon River - Breakfast at Tiffanys
, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you're going, I'm going your way…
Two drifters, off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbow's end, waiting, round the bend
My Huckleberry Friend, Moon River, and me." (-Johnny Mercer)