all that time
she’d been adrift
wings on spinning thermals
never searching
but secretly looking
for validation

never wanting to find
a man
who would see her
as the someone she feared most
a nearly complete person
with no understanding of themselves
and compassion for too many

  when her over involvements
left him out
he watched from afar

this woman
was someone to be near
even when she was not present

to this day
whenever she returns
to those
reflecting pools
in his warm eyes
she sees and believes
she deserves

most especially

Autumn Leaves

 “I do” put Keith on the fast track to Crazy Town
with a show tune singing maniac;)
(for my husband)


Whenever I Feel Afraid, I Whistle and Make Monsters

Dear Friends,
I love show tunes because you can sing at the top of your lungs without guilt. I love show tunes because they embody music, word, prop, makeup, magic and my favorite ‘ism’ – Escapism… I especially adore, The King and I. Many years ago, I fell in love with Yul Brynner and his sexy voice.

At the beginning of every school year, I sing Whistle a Happy Tune ad nauseam. A more perfect union of words never existed…

Whenever I feel afraid
I hold my head erect
And whistle a happy tune
So no one will suspect I’m afraid

While shivering in my shoes
I strike a careless pose
And whistle a happy tune
And no one ever knows I’m afraid

purple grumpThe result of this deception
Is very strange to tell
For when I fool the people
I fear I fool myself as well

I whistle a happy tune
And every single time
The happiness in the tune
Convinces me that I’m not afraid

purple grump groupMake believe you’re brave
And the trick will take you far
You may be as brave
As you make believe you are

You may be as brave
As you make believe you are

Whenever I feel afraid I whistle and make monsters 🙂
Thank you. May you dream of little purple men carrying you off to dreamland…
Purple Grump and Purple Grump Clan created 2009 for monster project

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