Friday, October 23, 2009
Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.
There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue.
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, Away above the chimney tops.
That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow,
Why then - oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why can't I?
I've been feeling a little droopy lately. The weather has been gloomy all week and I have been ill for about four weeks. It's hard not letting it get you down in the dumps. So I guess that's why the song from the Wizard of Oz is stuck in my head.
My mom was named after Judy Garland, and we spent our childhood watching the Wizard of Oz on TV. We never missed it. I remember spending the first 15 minutes confused about why it was in black and white. We were sure something was wrong with the TV; only to be pleasantly surprised when Dorothy's house landed in OZ.
Once in OZ, things got so colorful and magical that you were just in awe. It didn't matter that there was a wicked witch messing things up. (Although back in the day she was awful scary!)
And no.......contrary to belief this isn't a self portrait!!!! Just Kidding....
What matters is that no matter the consequence Dorothy faced.....she never lost faith.....and she always projected confidence, warmth, and love of the people around her.
I admire the faith she had and I aspire to it. I know I will get well soon, and the sun will shine again.......right???? I will keep looking at my ruby slippers and click my heels until something happens. Yeah....I just wish I had a pair!!! LOL!
Until it does, I will keep dreaming and wishing for that place over the rainbow where everything is what dreams are made of. And I will keep humming that tune until everything turns technicolor!
Have a great day!