Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Everybody Loves Tenors!"

Thanks for the tag, Emmy dearest!

one picture
(Photograph copyright Nick Turpin)
one poem
Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
that he barks every time they leave the house.
They must switch him on on their way out.

The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
I close all the windows in the house
and put on a Beethoven symphony full blast
but I can still hear him muffled under the music,
barking, barking, barking,
and now I can see him sitting in the orchestra,
his head raised confidently as if Beethoven
had included a part for barking dog.
When the record finally ends he is still barking,
sitting there in the oboe section barking,
his eyes fixed on the conductor who is
entreating him with his baton
while the other musicians listen in respectful
silence to the famous barking dog solo,
that endless coda that first established
Beethoven as an innovative genius.

Billy Collins is hilarious. OMGOMGOMG, while on the subject, I love Annie with a passion for the wrapped poetry book she says she’s bringing me tomorrow!
one song
“honey honey" by feist
one item of clothing
(Took this in November with Hunter’s portfolio in mind. Really, an aspiring fashion photographer…meets boots with a ‘Hunter’ tag?? THE FATES CANNOT BE CLEARER THAN THAT) Note to Emmy: I didn’t notice till later that we are both with rainboot pictures! A sign that we should go shoe shopping together perhaps?
one place
Somewhere straddling the France/Germany border
one disney princess

one quote
(actually quote is a verb, this should be ‘one quotation’ if I’ve learned anything—which I definitely have—from Hail Mary’s 100 Hundred List :))
"Maybe he is and maybe he isn't, but the fact remains that he can move faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo."
--J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

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