…These are a few of my favorite things. A while back I heard the sweetest rendition of this song (My Favorite Things), which fittingly is one of my favorite things. Here is the album version that Arthellinus kindly uploaded.
The song itself is a bit bittersweet. It reminds us that when we are having a difficult time that we need to remember the things we love. In that vein of thought I began reflecting on the things that I love, that I would call favorite. At first it took a bit of thinking, but once I began thinking about them they all came flooding in. The first idea was music. I love all sorts of music, but there is a special place in my heart for jazz. Maybe because it reminds me of my early childhood in New York or maybe because it is because of the relationship I have with it as an adult, I am not quite sure but I have an inkling that it has to do with both as well as other notes found throughout my experiences. I thought I would throw in the sublime Coltrane version, just for kicks. It’s thirteen minutes, but it is thirteen minutes listening to a gorgeous classic.
I’m sorry to have taken so long to finish this post, I had started this on July fourth, but have not had time to come back to it. I hope to be able to post more, it’s always an aspiration of mine, but sometimes time does not allow or I don’t have the will to do so. Many nights, when I think that I have completed all of the days, and nights for that matter, tasks I will release myself and crumple into my chair in hopes of keeping tyranny of exhaustion at bay so that I can enjoy the remainder of my evening. Sometimes I succeed, whilst other times I succumb and pass out for a nap. Most times the thought of writing passes through my head, but my fingers and mouse never seem to collaborate with the idea. But today was a good day, so here is to today.
I hope you are doing well, and will be stopping by to say hello…so HELLO!!!!