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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Enjoy this Oscar-nominated animated short, perfect for Valentine's Day (with a hat tip to FJ):

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  1. Perfect indeed AOW and a VERY HAPPY AND LOVING ST. VALENTINES DAY to you and Mr. AOW!

  2. Once again, thank you for the h/t! What a great Valentines Day post. I wish I would have thought of it!

    No patience, I suppose. :)

  3. I love that video too, AOW. I remember when FJ shared i with us -- obliquely -- not long ago. I just finished telling Andie (at Western Hero!) that we all need to share our wealth more widely and acknowledge each other's contributions more generously.

    Competition is great, but not when it obscures or interferes with cooperation.


  4. To my way of thinking Oscar Hammerstein II, was one of our great lyric poets, though he's not often regarded in that light.

    This from The King and I is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written:

    "When I think of Tom.
    I think of a night,
    When the earth smelled of summer
    And the sky was streaked with white,
    The soft mist of England
    Was sleeping on a hill.

    I remember this,
    And I always will...

    There are new lovers now
    On the same silent hill,
    Looking on the same blue sea.
    And I know Tom and I are a part of them all --
    And they're all a part of Tom and me.

    Hello young lovers, wherever you are,
    I hope your troubles are few.
    All my good wishes go with you tonight,
    I've been in love like you.

    Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star,
    Be brave and faithful and true,
    Cling very close to each other tonight.
    I've been in love like you.

    I know how it feels to have wings on your heels,
    And to fly down the street in a trance.
    You fly down a street on the chance that you meet,
    And you meet -- not really by chance.

    Don't cry young lovers, whatever you do,
    Don't cry because I'm alone;
    All of my memories are happy tonight,
    I've had a love of my own.
    I've had a love of my own, like yours --
    I've had a love of my own.

    I was fortunate enough to have been taken to see The King and I when it was still a new show. I heard Gertrude Lawrence -- the original Mrs. Anna -- sing that song on the stage of the St. James Theater just a week or two before she succumbed to the cancer that was literally eating her alive, even before the show opened on Broadway.

    Even in her prime Gertrude Lawrence was hardly a great singer -- even as a child of ten I could hear that -- but there was something extraordinarily touching about the way she sang that particular song that has stayed with me all my life.

    She knew what the song meant, and was through her understanding of Mrs. Anna able to convey the poignancy of that meaning directly to others.

    One of those "magical moments" that give life its meaning -- an experience for which I shall always be grateful.

  5. FT,
    I know the beautiful song "Hello Young Lovers." When I was younger, I didn't appreciate the song. I do now.

    Thank you for posting the lyrics to that poignant love song.

  6. I've never seen that before, good one AOW.

    On Valentine's Day 2013, thanks to the Left, we have ...

    “an ongoing, severe, STI epidemic.”

    The studies reveal new infection data, some of it available for the first time, for the eight most common STIs -- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B, HIV, and trichomoniasis. The studies, which estimate infection rates and medical costs related to STIs, were published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.


    And who are these infected people?

    Although people age 15-24 account for only 25 percent of the nation’s sexually experienced population, Satterwhite’s study estimates they account for about half of all sexually transmitted infections.

    With all the money the government has spent on "education" etc., on Planned Parenthood, etc. with promises that preventing STIs could save the nation billions of dollars each year.”...

    Here we are.

    No morals leads to unintended consequences.

    Right Truth

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