Jan Karon said that she wrote these books so that her readers would have an extended family. Well, I have family out my ears, I'm from Utah... hello?!? However, I would adopt a few of these characters into my real family if it were possible. I am, ofcourse, reading these books on tape and John McDonough has done a wonderful job bringing these characters to life. He is brilliant! Father Timothy Cavanagh has become like a favorite friend that I look forward to hearing from everyday as I paint my little boxes. He is the kind of friend who will come when needed, who never pries, is seldom snippy and always forgiving. He loves Wordsworth, flowers, big slobbery dogs, and little children... a really great guy, just the kind of guy you would choose to befriend or befamily. And, there is something he often says that even as I think of it puts a tiny catch in my throat and that is ... "All things will be well and very well." May all things be well and very well with you.... Read these ... or listen... listening is better.
Monday, April 09, 2007
The Five Pennies with Danny Kay and Louis Armstrong is an amazing film that doesn't miss a beat. The music is so bright, fun and beautiful, there really ought to be a cd to go along with it. The movie is loosely based on the life of Red Nichols a brilliant cornet player who left his home in Ogden, Utah to play his dixie-land jazz all over the country. Red actually dubbed the cornet in for this film himself. Danny Kaye is an entertainer like no other. It is difficult not to watch Danny Kaye and think that we have traded actual talent for just young, thin & pretty, because you just don't see anyone like him around anymore... one the greats!