Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Elizabeth, peering closely at Emily's face:
"Emmy, it looks like you're wearing fake eyelashes."
Emily, looks up from project, a bit baffled:
Elizabeth, quite serious, imparting 'wisdom'
as only a twelve year old can:
"Oh, that's a good thing. A really good thing."
Emily, trying to look serious, too:
"Oh. Well...err...thank you then, sweetie.
That's...*cough*...very nice of you to say."
* * * *
Little sisters are one of the dearest things on earth.
Posted by emme at 12:13 PM
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Posted by emme at 4:29 PM
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Posted by emme at 10:31 PM
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Posted by emme at 10:59 PM
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I'm sorry my posts have been sporadic once again. This time, though, it's actually not my fault. I can't tell you how many times I've actually written something & was prepared to post it...only to find that Blogger somehow squashes everything together in an odd, unreadable sort of way or eats every word except the odd sentence or two.
I can see everything I've written on the regular "new post" screen, but when I switch to preview it or actually do go ahead & post it, everything has completely disappeared. *sigh* I can't tell you how frustrating that is.
I try to save my post & go back & try to fix it, but that hasn't been working. After struggling with trying to post the same thing ten times over, I must confess, I give up & erase it altogether. If you'd typed & re-typed that same post that many times, I think you'd be sick of your own writing, too.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I'm still here.
Posted by emme at 9:28 PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I write the story of my life on tiny slips of paper...
...that slip from my fingers like so much falling snow.
Posted by emme at 5:54 PM
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Posted by emme at 3:43 PM
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I finally caved in and purchased the video camera I've been considering for some time now. I tend to lean much more toward the 'necessity only' side of things when purchasing anything for myself. Except, that is, when it comes to books...but they are a necessity to me! ;)
I can drive my family, and myself, crazy sometimes with my questioning before a purchase. 'Should I buy it...or shouldn't I?' And this being only the second 'major' purchase I've made in my entire--gulp--life.
I'm going to have so much fun capturing some of the crazy, lovable, & downright silly antics of we people around here. Not sure if I'll ever muster up enough courage to show them to anyone outside of immediate, immediate family, though.
Posted by emme at 5:47 PM
Saturday, August 14, 2010
KIA March 1, 1945, Iwo Jima
He was 25 years old.
* * * *
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed & degraded state of moral & patriotic feeling
which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight,
nothing which is more important than his own personal safety,
is a miserable creature & has no chance of being free unless
made & kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
* * * *
Posted by emme at 2:02 PM
I blinked one day...
...and found that Summer
is nearly winding to a close.
How did the days slip by so quickly?
* * * *
Posted by emme at 8:27 AM
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Posted by emme at 7:07 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted by emme at 9:23 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Posted by emme at 6:26 PM
Saturday, May 22, 2010
"...I am still many times fragile and
vulnerable; it's just the way I am.
My parents were like that, too.
It does present challenges for me.
I can be knocked over by a feather when I'm really down,
although, I must say that when I'm on stage, it's different."
Posted by emme at 7:42 PM
Monday, May 17, 2010
These days, my one thought, the one beat of my heart, is trying to remember all of those little important things that make me...well, me. I'm trying to pick up all of the tiny, shattered pieces of my life; trying to remember those things I've always dreamt about; trying to remember just why I once thought they were so beautiful.
Posted by emme at 6:56 PM
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Posted by emme at 7:43 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Posted by emme at 8:37 PM
I can't thank you all enough for the sweet words,
prayers, and support you sent me in response to my last post.
You all have touched my life & my heart.
I appreciate you more than you will ever know.
Posted by emme at 7:15 PM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
When all I really want,
more than anything else,
is to go back to what we once had...
...is to go Home.
No one knows what to say to me. I think they're afraid to hurt me in some way, but more often than not, it is that distance, that suffocating invisible thread, that hurts me more than any stumbling words ever could.
I wish that someone would wrap their arms around me & hold me. They wouldn't need to say anything at all, because I would understand...
I wish that people would realize, that though the months go by, my heartache does not ebb. It's not something that will just go away. Each day I wake up wishing that this terrible nightmare my life has become would end up being just that...a bad dream. But it's much, much too real.
If only love, and death, and life
didn't hurt so very much.
Daddy, I ♥ you...
Posted by emme at 6:49 PM
Friday, April 2, 2010
Jean Peters in
Captain from Castile (1947).
* * * * * *
"I often think our glamorization of Hollywood
stars--the perpetual photographing us in ermine
& bouffant tulle, in French bathing suits or
sleek satin--throws the public off.
They don't recognize us as human beings
subject to the same discomforts of climate &
working conditions as they are.
They expect to see that goddess
leading a couple of wolfhounds
come striding onto the set."
Posted by emme at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
* * * *
I'm so thankful for a family that's always
loved each other as hard as they can.
That's one thing you realize.
When you share a love like that...
...nothing, not even death,
can really separate you.
* * * *
Posted by emme at 7:04 PM
Friday, March 12, 2010
Do you know what that means?
I'm prepared to be the Queen of Sheba for some lucky man, or at the very least the best wife any man could hope for. Now that's my human history & it's not gonna be bought and sold and it's certainly not gonna be given away to any passin' stranger."
Posted by emme at 3:59 PM
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I Confess (1953), is one of famed Alfred Hitchcock's lesser known works. Starring Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, and Karl Malden, it is the story of one man, a priest, who must choose between proving his innocence in a crime he did not commit or holding true to his priestly vows.
Father Logan (Clift) unwittingly becomes the lead suspect in the Villete murder case after listening to the confession to the murder by one his parishioners. Unable to alert detectives to the real killer's identity without revealing information given to him in the confessional, Father Logan quickly becomes the prime suspect.
I Confess lacks a great deal of the sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense that marks some of Hitchcock's most noted films, as viewers know the identity of the killer right from the start. But even with the lack of suspense & mystery...the great filming, heartwarming plot line, and memorable casting of characters more than makes up for it.
Montgomery Clift's performance as the serious, caring Father Logan is captivating. I would be the first one to admit that I couldn't quite picture Clift--of A Place in the Sun fame--as a believable priest, but after watching only the first few moments of the film, you can't help but be drawn in by the sincerity & warmth of his performance.
Co-star Anne Baxter is one classic actress I usually don't care that much for. But, in I Confess, Anne is luminous as Father Logan's former love, Ruth Grandfort. Also, watch for Karl Malden, who only one year later would play a priest himself in On the Waterfront. He is perfect as the obnoxious detective you just love to hate.
All in all, I think the "Master of Suspense" hit the nail on the head with another classic, well-made film. If you haven't yet watched, I Confess, make sure to find a copy!
Posted by emme at 8:02 PM
Monday, March 1, 2010
Posted by emme at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Fellow classic film fanatic, Millie, was sweet enough to pass an award my way. Thank you so much! If you haven't yet visited her blog...you really should stop by. Her enthusiasm for Classic Hollywood & its luminaries is refreshing & mirrors my own wonder.
2. Name seven other blogs to receive this award.
7 Things About Me:
2. We used to have a pet pot-bellied pig named Harley when I was a little girl.
3. I never in a million years would have thought I would become one of those "blog" people. But I have. And I love it.
4. The words 'tendon' & 'flesh' send shivers up my spine.
5. I read much too quickly. I can thoroughly read (no skimming allowed) several books in a day easily.
6. I hate to do things by myself. I am definitely a people person. I enjoy having time by myself to do, or dream, or write...but with the knowledge that people are close by.
7. I've been knitting since I was seven years old. Only another knitter will understand that sometimes your fingers just "itch" for a new project to work on.
A Banner of Crimson
Dum Spiro Spero
In My Own Little Corner
Ribbons of Light
Those Northern Skies
* * * * * *
Up next: an award from lovely Elise!
Posted by emme at 2:42 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Posted by emme at 9:08 PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
but I have a...Facebook page.
* * * * * *
Do you use Facebook?
* * * * * *
Posted by emme at 7:57 PM
My role as a woman in my community and in my home has
Posted by emme at 6:05 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It's been so very long since I've written anything at all for songs I sing. I can't tell you how much I've missed it. Somehow along the way, though, I've lost that spark that makes words leap readily from my pen or my fingers dance across the keyboard. I know that someday my heart will sing through my fingertips once again, but for now, it is slow going. More than anything else I appreciate the patience others shower on me since I can't seem to find any for myself.
Life has been a whirlwind these past few months. Sarah, my beloved Sarah, was happily married in Florida at the end of December. Seeing her happiness, being a part of something that has been a dream of hers for so very long, is something I will never forget. She has always been my kindred spirit, confidant, and best of friends...Sarah, I treasure you.
Along with all of the craziness that seems to go hand in hand with out-of-state wedding planning, we have once again picked up roots and moved--this time all the way to North Carolina from Michigan. Being the second move we've made in six months, yes, things have been more than a little harried, but now that we are mostly settled in, I can't tell you what a peace I have in my heart about being here. It's the right place for us right now...it really is.
Posted by emme at 5:22 PM
Friday, January 29, 2010
People change so that you can learn to let go,
they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn
to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes
good things fall apart so better
things can fall together."
Posted by emme at 11:28 PM