“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Friday, October 29, 2010

RevGals Friday Five Meme: Comfort edition

kathrynjz over at RevGals offers this Friday Five:

Today's Friday Five is an opportunity for you to list five of your favorite 'go-to' movies/tv shows/books. You can use images, links, explanations or netflix.

I rarely read books a second time. I guess I figure if I've read it once, that is enough? But I listen to music over and over and watch certain movies again and again. So maybe I need to rethink the one-time book read approach....(duh)....

Anyway, here is my list of five favorite movies/music (I don't know what I'm going to write as I start this so it will be a stream of consciousness)

1. Sound of Music is one of my favorite. I first saw it when I was a little girl, probably in first grade. My parents took me to see it because I earned good grades in school (or at least that was the incentive I recall). It was cold and wintery. We saw it a theater - now one of those classic old ones, in downtown Salt Lake City. The streets were still adorned with Christmas decorations on the light poles, I remember waiting to go inside, wearing my nice winter coat, MaryJane shoes, and a hand-muff to keep my hands warm. I remember nothing of actually watching the movie that time. But since then I have watched it many times, countless.

2. any CD by Yo Yo Ma - I love listening to the cello and I love how Yo Yo Ma interprets music and how his passion resonates through the cello. I was blessed to see him perform live last December.

3. In particular I love Mozart sonata's. Or Beethoven sonatas.

4. I also like to watch Family Man - with Tea Leoni and Nicolas Cage, where Cage's character learns how his life could be if had made a choice for love not greed. Or almost any movie with Sandra Bullock - While You Were Sleeping, The Proposal, Two and half weeks. Or for that matter movies with Hugh Grant - I wonder what it's like to become famous playing characters is sappy romantic comedies? But I for one like to watch them, in part I think because I like a happy ending.

5. Poetry - now I can read and reread poetry books endlessly - Mary Oliver: Red Bird, Thirst, Dream Works, and collections of poems over the years. I can also read Billy Collins and Dorothy Parker and Denise Levertov...I tend to be drawn to contemporary poets more than the classics.