2012 And Growing
Where did we start?
In so many ways 2011 has been a year of damage control rather than progress. Much like riding the wave of aftershocks after an earthquake. Most of us are a bit dazed and confused from the drama of the world splitting open. We haven’t been able to clean up the mess because the room is still moving. Inertia rules but we are hope-full.
Was 2011 a pill or were we just taking our medicine?
We lost Liz, Amy, Steve, Joltin’ Joe and Clarence just to name a few.
Fashion brought back the 80’s. Wall Street brought back the 30’s.
Passion united two future Kings with their Queens and it was so 50’s.
That Humpdashian thing was just a mess altogether. But thank G and President O the troops are coming home from Iraq! After a mere decade? Don’t get me started.
I say yes if only because saying no is for quitters. Winded though we may be we are not down for the count.
The Dorothy Fields quote above is the title of a favorite song of mine. “It’s Not Where You Start It’s Where You Finish” from the Broadway musical “Two For The Seesaw.” It was first sung by Tommy Tune but the song is most associated with Barbara Cook. The fabulous Barabra Cook whose talent and contribution to the musical stage was recently celebrated with a prestigious Kennedy Center Honor.
Barbara is 84 and has recently released the CD; “You Make Me Feel So Young.” So, she knows a thing or three about starts and finishes.
“It’s not where you start it’s how you finish. It’s not how you go it’s how you land. A hun-dred to one shot, they call him a klutz — Can out run the favorite all he needs is the guts. Your final return will not diminish. And you can be the cream of the crop; It’s not how you start, it’s where you finish. And you’re gonna finish on top!!!” Ya gotta love that Dorothy Fields… lyric writer and “Ru” all in one darling little hit songwriter.
I woke up singing this song and I intend to keep on singing it right along with another Barbara C song. ( You may be thinking “Losing My Mind” but noooo my Broadway Babies. ) There is a great song from Bernstein’s “Candide” called “Make Our Garden Grow.” I feel the lyrics are perfect for this resolutional time of year. I intend to at least hum them til 2013.
“We’re neither pure nor wise nor good. We do the best we know. We’ll build our house and chop our wood – and make our garden grow. “
Whether you found yourself on top of 2011 or not 2012 is sure to be a growth year like no other.
*For all those in The Friday’s Child Circle of Prayer and for all those in need. We send… Love, Light and Oceans of Bliss for the Highest Good of All. And so it is.
Have a sweet one!