Friday, September 12, 2008

The Marrow of Life

A Note from SSG:

Digs mentions below that one of her favorite movies is Dead Poet's Society.  Though she didn't mention it, one of her favorite quotes is from Thoreau, and read by Robin Williams in that film:  "I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life... to put out all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."  Digs embodies this quote more than any other person I know.  Any time I have dared to be more, to go out of my comfort zone, to carpe diem, I have my inner Digs in mind.  I have tried many times to remember how we met, but I can't.  It's as if she has been there all along, a part of me, just like the marrow of my own bones--made deeper and more rich because of her friendship.

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

(apologies up front to Julie Andrews) 

Afternoon dozes and kisses forbidden,

Unwilling to settle and gifts that are hidden,

Loving the sultry way Chet Baker sings,

These are a few of my favorite things. 

Hanging with homies and slurping down noodles,

Filling up notebooks with sketches and doodles,

Dropping the guy who did time in Sing Sing,

These are a few of my favorite things. 

Unbridled laughter and coy winking lashes,

Dating gents who don’t impart unexplained rashes,

Long make-out sessions that make my heart zing,

These are a few of my favorite things. 

Stolen glances,

Hot romances,

Homeland’s not Baghdad,

I simply remember my favorite things,

And forget the bad dates I’ve had! 

A few more of my favorite things (at the moment): 

Favorite lovey-dovey quote from a TV show (name it):

"I believe I’m falling in love with you.  If you want to run, I understand, but you better get a good start because I’m coming for you.” 

Favorite song:

The Mating Game by Bitter:Sweet 

Favorite movies:

Dead Poet’s Society, Il Postino, Tommy Boy

Favorite champ: 
Martini & Rossi Asti, chilled and drunk from the bottle, laughing my arse off with my closest buds

Favorite NYE memory:

Running through the streets of Dublin with David Gray reverberating off the cobblestones 

Favorite question: 

Would you rather… 

Favorite start to a story:

So there I was… 

Just plan ol’ fabulous favorite things: 


Black and white pictures


Candle light

Slow dancing

Clever puns

Hearty laughs

Being on top

Filling in the crossword

Handwritten letters

Driving a stick shift along open roads in Healdsburg

Unexpected keep kisses that leave you breathless…  and wanting more.


Living on the Spit said...

How serendipitously wonderful!!!! What a great post and I loved your version of the song!

Wah-Dah-Tay said...

What a great way to start the day! Thank you!

belladella said...

Awesome post! I love your version. Reminds me to be thankful and think about all the good stuff. And what a special intro from SSG.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

New here! I live very Serendipitously as well. I like your blog and the color of itl)