Sunday, June 5, 2022
This weekend I was going to go to the wedding of one of my oldest friends. But it was not to be. The couple decided to cancel it. But since this was also a reunion of almost all of my college friends, we still descended upon Boston. When I got home today my wife asked me what we did all weekend. Talked I said. Took a few walks,had a few meals, but mostly talked. And it was wonderful. These are some of the people I love the most in the world. Though I enjoy sightseeing, shopping and going to the movies, I enjoy just spending quality time with these (mostly) women more. The more I spend time and catch up with them, the more I fall in love with these amazing people. I can't wait until the next time I can spend time doing nothing more than talking with them.
Saturday, April 30, 2022
When I was a little girl there was a movie that would periodically show up on my grandmother's black and white television. Mama never got cable so I would happily catch it whenever it would magically show up on her screen. I didn't know the name of the movie, I just knew it was my favorite and that it was both joyous and sad. Mama eventually got a colored set (remember when we called tv's that?) and I learned that movie was called West Side Story. And of course it was magical, it was a retelling of the ever so romantic Romeo and Juliet. Bestill my heart. The movie is packed with great musical numbers, but my absolute favorite has always been America, ironically the one that has nothing to do with Tony and Maria. But who can deny the amazing chemistry shared by Bernardo and Anita? The original number is fantastic but so too is the newest version. Do yourself a favor, watch it and fall in love with Anita, Bernardo and America, warts and all.