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  1. Croix
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    20 January 2017 in reply to Guest_1055

    Dear Shelly Anne~

    What a pleasure to see you here, there's never any need to knock - you are welcome anytime.

    It's funny how people see things, I like you image of this place, though I think you probably missed a few bookcases, this place is full of them:)

    Thank you also for the flowers and refreshments - most fitting . However the big thanks goes to you telling about your reading, Sydney Baldwin's book sounds a refreshing tale with a moral. When I've finished my current heap of books I might see if it is the library.

    That reminds me, you mentioned before you did not know the origin of your picture of the young lady - would you like to know?

    Croix

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    20 January 2017 in reply to Croix

    Es-tu Père Noël, Criss-cross, et Winnie l'ourson ?

    Canadian French? No, but I did learn a few French words from chasing a Cajun girl once. I speak/understand barely enough to have a conversation in Welsh and Spanish. I also learnt how to say "Excuse me sir/ma'am/miss, I don't speak XXXX, do you speak English" in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portugese and Russian. e.g. Pardon Monsieur, je ne parle pas Francais, parle vous Englais? Not so much now days, most everybody speaks some English, but traveling Europe back in the 70s/80s this was very useful.

    Had a quick look at Google for its Welsh, its sort of there, but comes out rather mechanical. For example to say "I know some Welsh", I'd write "Rwy'n gwybod peth Cymraeg" but google says "Yr wyf yn gwybod rhywfaint o Gymraeg"

    I have been endeavouring to become more fluent in Welsh, and learn Gaelic at the same time. The languages are about as similar as hopping and skipping, they both move you along but are a pain in the arse to do for a long time. I am hoping to spend a couple months touring the British Isles later this year. And being the person that prefers to experience the small towns over the big cities, I think it'll come in handy to know. Also, I want to visit the towns my brother discovered we have distant relatives from.

    I'll have a look for Peter Corris. At the moment I am reading Clive Cussler's latest, Odessa Sea.

    SB

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    21 January 2017 in reply to SubduedBlues

    Salut SB~

    Winnie l'ourson - hélas pas, je suis vieux, désabusée, comme Lemmy Caution en Alphaville.

    I was in France for a while in the 50's, went to school in Les Mainsons-Alphorts. Sadly it is all gone. I get a most weird feeling when I'm about to say something - and it is just not there, gone - vanished. The structure of the sentence remains, but the words have flown. I resort to translation most of the time - quel malheur :(

    As for Welsh, I only resurrected a few words to wish Gruffudd a happy Xmas, - did not have all that many to start with. I used to sit in copper decked kitchens listening to my Nain talking 20 to the dozen to my numerous aunties, there would often be a pause in the conversation and they would swivel their heads to look at me, then swivel back and resume their chatter. I never did know half of what that was all about.

    Why on earth did you pick Welsh?

    The book you mentioned to me arrived at the Library Friday, so I'll pick it up on Monday and see what it's like. I've all Clive Cussler's ficton books here, except I'm not so keen on his Oregon Files and Fargo Adventures, I've read them, but prefer Dirk Pitt and Issac Bell. I think a lot depends on who has has as co-author.

    While swapping authors; Stephen Coonts writes, nowadays, in a similar style. His first book, Flight of the Intruder, about Vietnam flight operations, highlighted his personal experiences, but over time his hero , Jake Grafton, has morphed into the Thriller Genre, à la Dirk Pitt.

    Peter Corris is interesting as a home-grown noir detective author whose protagonist (hero might be being too kind) roams Sydney and environs.

    In your travels I'd recommend Holyhead -if it is anything like I remember, sadly it may all have changed/progressed.

    À plus tard !

    Croix

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    22 January 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hello Mr Croix, .

    Thank you for the welcome, I just walked straight in this time....

    Yes I would like to know the origin of the picture, how does one actually find out?

    And because I don't know a lot about you, except that you are an ex policeman. Do you work in a library? I think I read that somewhere but I cannot be certain though.

    Hello dear Dottie, thank you I felt welcomed by you also.

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    22 January 2017 in reply to Guest_1055

    Dear Shelley Anne~

    Fancy walking straight in - welcome! It's really nice to talk to you.

    There was an author named Martha Finley who lived in the 19th century. She was a schoolteacher and wrote a series of books about a little girl called Elsie Dinsmore. Your picture shows Elsie on the cover of the book called Elsie's Friends at Woodburn (written in 1887). If you know how to use WikiPedia you can find out more. All her books had morals.

    No I have never worked in a library, though I probably have as many books as my little local branch library does. After I was invalided out of the police I studied and then was an educator at a uni.

    My best wishes

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    22 January 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix;

    Out late tonight, saying hello and letting you know I'm visiting with an evening snack consisting of several hard/soft cheeses, a selection of cold meats, dark seedless grapes, green apple and crusty bread straight from the oven.

    My fave...King Island Camembert and fresh Pastrami on small slabs of ripped up bread. Very tasty but shocking on the waistline. Bah...!

    I might include a bottle of local Merlot to wash it down, that's if you don't mind.

    All's well in my realm as I hope it is in yours.

    Sara the Just

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    22 January 2017 in reply to Croix

    Are you okay Croix? I was wondering if you are a bit sad is all. I am sorry if you are...

    Thank you for finding out about the picture too. I appreciate you doing that. I was actually pleasantly surprised to find out from where it come from. Shall I tell you... ? Well I have the first 12 volumes of the Elsie Dinsmore collection on my bookcase. They were re printed around 2009- The illustrations on the cover of these later ones are a bit more modern. Anyway that's pretty cool that I like the books but was also drawn to an actual illustration from the old edition and didn't even know from where it came.

    So yeah thank you for that interesting info.

    Also I want to thank you for another reason, you mentioned something really kind about me on a new member s thread Steph. I don't know what else to say about it but thank you!

    Shell

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    22 January 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Dear Sara the J~

    Ta for the feast - urp, uses napkin - pardon me.

    With my limited knowledge of biology I always wonder where the next generation of seedless grapes will come from

    C

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    22 January 2017 in reply to Guest_1055

    Dear Shell~

    Yes I'm ok now, was a bit down for a while and did not sleep well - that's not unusual around here, but I'm good. Thanks for asking, it's really nice to have been asked.

    A bit of irony for you, that book is number 13, so if you had just one more - of the original series I guess - you would have known where it came from.

    BTW Wikipedia lists where on the web you can find all the ones you don't have, so if you look up Elsie Dinsmore in Wikipedia you will know too. They are so old they are in the public domain and free to read , just open the web page concerned and there you are.

    Have you ever read any books by Louisa M Alcott such as Little Women - I think they may be the sort you might like?

    Croix

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    22 January 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Dear Dottie, Sara et al.~

    Sumo cat is most definitely (ex)male with magnificent whiskers and a most regal manner. A faux-Siamese in XXXXXL

    Yes, what can I say, Futuristic’s Music Saved My Life is exactly it – and in its reflection I worry a little less about you (I’m sorry, I’m human)

    It starts to getting more and more desperate then climaxes and finds a reason to go on – what more could one one want. The sax relaxes from the tension. I think it actually was from Mr Beck’s life experience.

    Completely to one side the opening vocal note reminds me just a little of the start of the vocal (a bit into the track) of Ogi No Mato (the folding fan as a target). I doubt you would like it. William Tell retold à la Nippon.

    That sax did lead me on to another contemplative piece, Vangelis’ Opera Sauvage – Rêve, again probably not your taste - still you never know, I like Vangelis.

    As to the four you mentioned before I really liked the first one; Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black. Genuine and just a little earthy – though why they had to hit a bell as a sort of musical censor in the middle of line 2 of the first stanza – trust small minds to miss the art.

    It – because both of the title and also the subject matter - reminded me of The Rolling Stones’ Paint It, Black, one of my favorites. But then I’ve always been hooked on ‘Vietnam’ music. I did not go there thank god.

    Birdy's Skinny Love – The clip I watched had a young lady (Birdy) playing the piano, appropriate. It has a sort of insistence about it and is melancholy (surprise!:)

    Another gentle melancholy - All I Want (Kodaline), good, but not quite as good for me as the previous two. Guitar is your other instrument – so appropriate too. Lyrics “Took my soul and wiped it clean” reminds me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    Florence and the Machine was ok, though I found post-punk and religion an unusual mix. Chacun à son gout rules I guess.

    Talking of minds there are two versions of Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective. Quirky, surreal, noir. The 1986 Michael Gambon version I like because it has clips that exactly remind me of being a schoolboy in England in the 50’s – not something I’d guess you relate to :) The Robert Downey Jr film in 2003 is a better version otherwise.

    Care

    Croix

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    23 January 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix, Sara, SB, Shell + all readers,

    Ah Sumo does sound like one very fine cat.

    It's okay, I'll forgive you for being human. I'm only human too ha, ha. Um I think you looked up a different song by the same name. I meant Music Saved My Life (feat B.O.B. & Mally Skatz) by Joelle Ortiz. In saying that, I don't mind Futuristic's song. Both strike a chord with me but more so Joelle Ortiz's song.

    Ah I had a nosy listen to Ogi No Mato and I can see what you mean by how it is a little like the Futuristic opening. I'm actually unsure of what I think of Ogi No Mato purely because it's so different to anything that I've heard. I couldn't even tell you if I liked it or not.

    Reve was very calming and it made me think of running water in a lake or river. I like how Vangelis seems willing to experiment musically.

    I actually really enjoyed Paint It Black. I liked the somewhat jarring sound that the sitar helped produce, and I think the official lyric video complemented the song well.

    I'm glad you enjoyed Back To Black and Skinny Love. Sadly, Amy Winehouse- Back To Black- died far too young.

    It seems Florence isn't quite for you but like her or not, she has an impressive (vocal) range. Yeah, she purposely adds a religious style to her music. I quite enjoy how she mixes different genres and often ends up with an other-worldly sound. I find the end result quite hypnotic.

    I don't actively seek sad songs but I'm probably drawn to them. How do I explain it? I guess it's a validation of sorts from music.

    Sorry, I'm afraid that I can't relate to being a schoolboy in the 50s ha, ha. But joking aside, the 1986 version must make you feel a little nostalgic. Fond memories huh? Makes sense that you prefer it.

    Many people- with the best intentions- sometimes will try to cheer me up, etc. While I can understand that they mean well, it's not always what I need. What I need is understanding- to be told that it's "okay to not be okay"- and that's where music comes in. Music always understands. It doesn't try to talk me out of my feelings. It just "is" & gets it. That's why music will always have my heart.

    Sara, thanks for the munchies. That's a lovely spread that you have left us. I'll help myself to the cheese and bread ha, ha.

    Shelley, I'm glad you feel welcome here 😊 It looks like Croix has solved the mystery of your avatar's origins. Awesome detective work!

    Dottie xxx

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    24 January 2017 in reply to Croix
    Hi Croix
    Sorry for the delay in reply, I have been busy offline for a few days. Taking a much needed break from the doom and gloom.

    I wanted to learn a language that was of my ancestors. Since there nearly zero people here that speak Anishinabe, I chose Welsh because it's a little easier than Gaelic.

    My current edition of Cussler is a Dirk Pitt novel. I too prefer Pitt and Bell, don't mind the Oregon files, the earlier ones anyhow, but lately they've lost their luster. Not much of a fan of Fargos either.

    I do plan to go to Holyhead (Caergybi), apparently we have distant family there. I wonder how they'll take it when I mention that we share a common ancestor from the 1600's... do you think they'll let me borrow the family car??? :)

    My brother did a lot of geneology tracking of our family, up and down, and traced a bloodline back to 18th century Nederlands, 17th in Wales, 17th in Ireland, and 15th in Scotland.

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    24 January 2017 in reply to SubduedBlues

    Dear SB~

    I'm please you are back, I too find I need a breather from this environment at times.

    Talking of breathers I'm reading Temple, which as far as I can see could have been written by Clive Cussler - the juxtaposition of historic action and modern is a favorite technique of his.

    Holyhead - Many happy memories from my childhood, including walking miles to the end of the breakwater and inspecting all the built in empty rooms and great gantries for dropping rocks on the seaward side.

    Snuggled up in bed listening to the cannons on South Stack booming in the fog, with the foghorn from North Stack reverberating around.

    Catching crabs and winkles from the little pier beyond Newfy-Fawr to take back home with Nain and Tide to eat.

    As you can see I'm rather partial to (old) Holyhead.

    I would not worry about borrowing the car - probably rusted out anyway in that atmosphere.

    Take Care

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    24 January 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Hey Dottie;

    You're welcome to dine at my table anytime! Btw, I love Amy Winehouse, anything of hers. Her sultry voice combined with 60's R&B undertones can be hypnotic. She should've went to Rehab...

    Morning Croix;

    I like reading about your boyhood gallivanting. We were innocent and adventurous then hey? Unlike you, my adventures were in the hot outback with snakes, horses and roo's on the endless red sandy flats of mid north western NSW.

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    Hi Sara (shoutout to Croix and all readers),

    Thanks for the open ended invite!

    Sultry is a good word to describe Winehouse's voice. She was very talented.

    Yeah, her death was very sad- she joined the 27 Club. I remember reading somewhere that she had to do things on her own terms whether it was her personal stance on rehab or otherwise. I think she wanted to come clean but was adamant that she didn't want to do it in rehab. Maybe it would have saved her and maybe not. Either way, it was a tragic loss.

    Dottie xxx

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    27 January 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Hi Sara ... Just gotta luv a woman that knows how to ride a horse.

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    28 January 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Dear Dottie et al.~

    Well I've finally looked up Music Saved My Life by Joelle Ortiz, which taught me a new word 'crunk'; apparently means crack+drunk or similar. Always learning:)

    Um .. I know you prefer it, but I'll still go with the 'wrong' song by Futuristic, appeals directly to me more - I guess I'm not a Brooklyn boy from Kingsland & Frost. Just me I suppose.

    Seems from the above I'm not alone though in appreciating Amy Winehouse - really great pity about her. I see she got some of her look from The Ronettes - makes sense though their 60's style did not appeal - a little squeaky I found at the time (which is a bit of a give-away).

    Busy watching both versions of A Hitch-Hikers Guide to The Galaxy at the moment thanks to Blue's Clues. I do not like Zaphod Beeblebrox in the later version - He is good but the 2 head arrangement is a real let-down. When I went to see this version for the 1st time I was looking forward to a professional CGI version of twin heads - sigh.

    Apart from that they are both good in their own ways.

    I'm not too sure I'm keen on Sara's ... hot outback with snakes, horses and roo's on the endless red sandy flats of ....

    I'll think I'll take a London Tube or bus instead - or an express stream-train to Holyhead in Wales, even if it does rain.

    BTW I don't think anyone actually likes Ogi No Mato, it's too cross-culture.

    I'm listening to Edwin Starr's War as I type, all that Ortiz Brooklyn needs a counter, then Donovan Hurdey Gurdey Man finishing up with Carlos Santana - Oye Como Va. That'll put me in a good mood.

    Good mood -wups - that reminds me - mustn't try to cheer you up - I'll get into trouble, might have my scholarship revoked :( - don't listen!

    Croix (Whos 60's musical taste is leaking out)

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    28 January 2017 in reply to Croix

    P.S. I forgot (thanks brain) to ask if you like The Audreys, as in Small Things etc?

    -C

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    Hello everyone,

    Croix, I have an adapted children's book of Little Women. I have watched several variations of a couple of movies based from this book. I also have a DVD collection of little men, though now that I have said that I can't remember if that is the name. My brain is just not good at remembering at the moment. So I will go into my library and have a look.

    I lived in London for a couple of months on a working visa. I use to travel on the London Tube to get around. The places I remember most are Convent Garden, where there always seemed to have people singing outside on the sidewalk. Piccadilly, cannot remember it that is the place that had tons and tons of pigeons. My mind has gone blank about that.

    I am now remembering Sara's picture of Audrey Hepburn. I wanted to know if she is related to Katherine Hepburn. I believe Katherine Hepburn played the part of Jo in one of the older Little Womens movies. I have also seen "My Fair Lady" and "Sabrina" which both have Audrey Hepburn.

    Hi Dottie, Do you play the piano? I think it was you that I read about on some thread. I play the flute, I am only a basic sort of player though.

    Hello Subdued Blues.

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    30 January 2017 in reply to Guest_1055

    Noswaith Dda Croix

    I chose Cymraeg because it is a lot easier than Gaelic. Also, I learn something that was Latin based, and the Oriental languages are just too hard for a tone deaf guy like me. Since I don't hear the sarcasms in English, I have no chance of picking up on the subtle inflection changes in the Oriental and Arabic based languages that rely on them. (oops I think I may have already answered that question, oh well)

    How are you enjoying Temple? I like the William Race character, though I am nothing of his daring do, I can sort of identify with him ... always out to help the one in need; even at the cost to himself. I wish the author would write a sequel like he had with many of his other characters. I also like the Jack West series, starting with Seven Ancient Wonders.

    I remember, oh 20 years or so ago, writing a hijack/thriller novel. I wanted to impress my father, who lived that kind of book, but he went and died before I got it finished. Then 911 happened a week later, and all of a sudden having a story line based on terror in the US wasn't such a good idea. Sometimes I wish I had finished the book, just to be able to say I wrote a book once. Ah, the clarity of hindsight and the coulda-shoulda-woulda game.

    SB

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    31 January 2017 in reply to Guest_1055

    Dear Shell~
    I thought you might like Little Women. It's probably worth finding if the Library does have a copy as you intended.

    I used to really like the underground. At one time going to school was a red double-decker bus ride to the tube station, then going down the stairs past all the movie posters and waiting for a train. You could hear and feel them arrive, pushing a gust of air and newspapers out of the tube before them. Five or six stations later another bus, and there I was at school.

    Nowadays I have to use a car to get anywhere at all - bit of a loss really.

    I'm afraid Katharine and Audrey Hepburn are not related, Katharine comes form the US and Audrey from Belgium. BTW I really liked Katharine's performance in The African Queen with Humphrey Gocart.

    I've seen My Fair Lady with Audrey and Rex Harrison, the music was full of popular classics, which I liked, but not Sabrina, I'll have to look it up one day when I get the chance.

    Take care of yourself Shell,

    Croix



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    Hi Croix,

    Sorry it has taken me so long to post here.

    I really enjoy miscellaneous stuff.

    I posted here because the post number was 51 = 6.

    6 was the very first nickname Sara gave me last year in october. I think.

    I really like number patterns. Ever since i was about 20.

    I also like symbolism. If you find something weird in your environment like a scorpion for example. I look it up and find out its meaning.

    I mix all these things together to make judgement calls on life. Not for banking or anything like that. Lol.

    Its cool and very miscellaneous.

    Peace

    Matt.

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    Hi Croix (shoutout to all thread contributors and readers),

    Now I'm imagining the word "crunk" being used liberally in your sentences ha, ha. Thanks for giving me a chuckle and I'm glad you're down with, uh, urban language 😊

    Fair enough that you prefer Futuristic to Joelle Ortiz's Music Saved My Life. It sounds like you can relate more to the former. I've never been a Brooklyn boy either (hearty laugh) but I like how Ortiz sings about being "raised" by different artists. I was "raised" by different artists to him but I can still empathise with the sentiment.

    I looked up The Ronettes on google images and I see what you mean. Amy Winehouse rocked the beehive as well as them, I think! I've always loved Winehouse's style.

    I've heard of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy before but didn't really know what it was about so looked it up. It definitely seems like something that you and Blue (from the little that I know about her) would like! So you prefer the original to the remake?

    Sara does sound like she can hold her own in the heat and dust. Mad props to her ha, ha.

    I loved Edwin Starr's War. I could hear the passion and it has such a strong, catchy beat. He sing-shouts "war" with such power, and it takes guts to make one's personal stance on it known.

    Hurdy Gurdy Man was enjoyable enough but it didn't really have the same emotional impact on me compared to War. In saying that, it was pleasant on the ears and kind of makes you want to get up and do a sleepy, trance-like dance.

    Ha, ha I can see what you mean by Oye Come Va putting you in a good mood. Time for the cha-cha-Cha!

    It's okay, all good. I was talking about (well- meaning) people trying to cheer me up in a general sense rather than anyone specifically. Don't worry, you're in the clear ha, ha. It's a non-refundable scholarship so you can keep it for life!

    I hadn't heard of The Audreys before but had a listen to Simple Things. I enjoyed the lyrics and the song reminds me of those contemplative states of mind that many of us find ourselves in. The lyrics definitely make you think- it's a subtle song but powerful in its own right.

    I've been listening to Cello Wars (The Piano Guys) and Child (Mia Z) on repeat a fair bit lately.

    Dottie xxx

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    Hi everyone,

    Shelley, I've seen one version of Little Women (the one with Kirsten Dunst in it) but I've never read the book. I personally related most to Jo and Amy.

    I'm extremely strong willed (stubborn as a mule) and insist on doing things/living my life on my own terms (my inner Jo), and I related to Amy's artsy side and her willingness to travel and seek adventures.

    It's awesome that you play the flute! Do you play much these days? Also, do you have favourite pieces to play?

    Yeah, I play the piano. I've played for many years now. I started when I was about 4-5 years old ha, ha (can't remember the exact age but it was around then).

    SB, kudos to you for learning other languages. I'm afraid that I don't speak a word of Cymraeg (or Gaelic) for that matter. But I think they're both poetic sounding languages or at least from the little that I know.

    Matt, good on you for sharing more of your worldview. It's nice that you see meaning in things that many of us often overlook or take for granted.

    Dottie xxx

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    3 February 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Hello everyone,

    Croix, I read your happy memory post. I like how the little timid cat in the felt igloo ( Scaredy cat), grew into a more bold sumu cat. And the fact your pets may see you and your wife as pets.

    And Dottie, yes I still play the flute, like I said I am a basic - intermediate player. I did have lessons when I was younger. But I never got passed that stage. I can play Amazing Grace really well ,but mostly I hold it up to my mouth and play my own melodies. I just let all my emotions out in the notes. That is how I like to play.

    You must be a pretty good pianists then.

    And yes I have seen that particular Little Women movie you mentioned quite a few times. So you see yourself a bit like Joe and a bit like Amy.... I believe I might be a mixture of all the girls. Meg, Joe, Beth and Amy. Properly more so like Beth though. A bit on the quieter, timid side, and a bit frightened of life. But then again, like you I do like to travel, so that would be Amy. I am not a painter though. And I do like dressing in pretty and feminine clothes at times. I would be prepared to cut off my hair like Joe to help a needy person, but they would have to be in desperate need. Hmmmm Meg, I always saw her as a homemaker sort of girl, so I am a homebody of sorts. She also seems quite disciplined and responsible, which unfortunately I am not. Then there is Joe again, who likes to write...well I like to write as well, but not the same stories as her. She is a bit wild and independent. I can be a little wild. But she also comes across to me as a leader, I am no way a leader.

    Hope you don't mind me waffling on like that Dottie???

    Shell xx

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  26. Croix
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    5 February 2017

    Dear Moon et al.~

    I'm posting to you in this here because it is devoted to nattering about art. As I mentioned I had no luck with the particular non-song you cited in that song thread:)

    It did however get me thinking more about Simon and Garfunkel and their work, which in turn reminded my of a film I enjoyed called The Graduate - Dustin Hoffman, 1967 in which the theme tune is Mrs Robinson sung by the above (Dottie you might appreciate the guitar work in it).

    If I disregard the religious references (I'm afraid I'm not nowadays) then some of the lyrics seem appropriate for this place here:

    We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
    Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
    Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home

    Plus of course the

    Coo coo ca-choo

    Which I'm told is a direct reference to my theme song I Am The Walrus by the Beatles.

    So your brief post conjured up more than you might have at first thought.

    Thank you

    Croix

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  27. Guest_322
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    5 February 2017 in reply to Guest_1055

    Hi Shelley, Croix + anyone reading,

    Shelley, I love it when you waffle! Please waffle on more often!

    Amazing Grace is gorgeous. Sad too but gorgeous. You have a beautiful relationship with music and your flute. I love how you channel your emotions through your music and let the notes speak for themselves. I guess maybe it's the musical equivalent of journaling.

    I loved the Little Women talk- it helps us paint a slightly better mental picture of you. Oh yes, Beth was the sensitive musical one of all the sisters. You do come across as a very sensitive, thoughtful person- like Beth.

    Croix, hopefully Moon finds your thread and post addressed to her.

    Oh, I have seen part of The Graduate but I've not seen the ending. Mental note to self: must finish it some time.

    Have a lovely weekend, beautiful peeps!

    Dottie xxx

  28. Moonstruck
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    5 February 2017 in reply to Croix

    What particular non-song Croix? The Walrus & The Carpenter sung by Danny Kaye which I found for Kanga. (it's on the Net, I googled it up).....or ANYTHING by Simon & Garfunkel.

    By "anything" I meant any old song at all....not a song entitled "Anything". Although George Harrison had one called "Something" referring to his beloved Patti Boyd. (sorry getting off the track). I didn't know this Croix Parler existed actually....I live a fairly sheltered life here on the Forum - I don't get out much!!

    What do you want me to talk about?...Art? or "the Arts" - plural?

    I'm off to do some of it, supposedly, very shortly. It doesn't involve a paintbrush - but I believe it comes under the heading of Art -.........yeah, old Mrs Robinson..who could ever forget?...long story...long story.....See ya Croix

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    5 February 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    I just rabbit on about anything to do with the Arts here, something I've seen, been reminded of, wish to recommend/see, ask about or whatever - almost free association. Others do so to. I get to follow up on what they talk about and see works I'd never have thought about otherwise - and I think others do too.

    So anytime you want to expand on something said here - or introduce a thought or experience of your own, please feel very free, and I for one will enjoy it. Plus you simply can't 'go off track' here - Art, for me anyway, encompasses just about everything:)

    Good luck with the 'non-paintbrush' work, hope you find release into another world for a little while.

    Croix

  30. Guest_322
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    5 February 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix (shoutout to everyone else),

    I just had to share this! Okay, admittedly this mashup has been out for a little while now so it's not exactly a new release. But I still wanted mention it.

    2 Cellos must have read my mind because they arranged a mashup of Fifth Symphony (Beethoven) and Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin). Love, love, love their arrangement and performance!

    Also, welcome Moon. It's nice to see you here. As Croix said, anything goes 😊

    Signing out for the night now.

    Dottie xxx

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