Remember TGIF? Today’s the day. Every day, somehow, is a special day. Every day is unique. Today’s May 7th. Your birthday? An Anniversary? A happy day or a day of remembrance …
There’s a time for everything. A time for work. A time for play. So today … how about a time for some poetry?
Like this silly rhyme written for kids by Shel Silverstein in a book he published called Where the Sidewalk Ends :
Her mama said “Don’t eat with your fingers.”
“OK,” said Ridiculous Rose
So she ate with her toes.
Why don’t you try writing – or drawing – something today. Anything. You’ve got a heart – and that does rhyme – with … art. “And there ain’t a man alive ain’t got a heart!” ((Oh dear, I can see all those serious English teachers just closing their eyes at this …))
That “ain’t” made me think of something … A song … A fun and beautiful and powerful song from George and Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. You probably know one song from that folk opera: Summertime. One of the other masterpieces is … It ain’t necessarily so. And while the only credit I can take is finding this for you, it’s a real find. Enjoy.
And thanks for opening …
The Paris Savannah Connection.