Sunday, June 28, 2009

Beyond Words

I awaken at first light serenaded by the cooing of the mourning dove or the vibrant song of the cardinal. With the dawning of a new day comes the promise of fulfilling a wish, creating something from scratch or venturing about through a field of memories...

Summer is the season of laid back, bare feet, impromptu gatherings and bouts of laziness provoked by unrelenting heat.

A perfect opportunity to indulge in a good book or a sentimental movie. There are countless flicks that stir my emotions, bring on the tears or fill my heart with gladness.

I must admit if I had to choose a favourite 'Out of Africa' would be near the top.

From the soundtrack to the cinematography (and of course Robert Redford and Meryl Streep) the very essence of the movie reaches into my heart and fills it with euphoria. It is an emotion beyond words...

So indulge in all those pleasures of summertime, cherish each raindrop, the bounty from the garden, the laughter of children along the beach... whatever stirs your emotions beyond words...


Doreen said...

What a wonderful post...Out of Africa is one of my's such a stunning movie.

There are many things about this wonderful season that stirs my is so wonderful when you sweep away the unnecessary and focus on the beauty :)


Sea Angels said...

Oh dear I'm going to have to watch this are so right this is beautiful, I love the opening where she is talking and discribing the hills, I have just finished a book Susan that I feel you would love, it is quite exquisitely put together..The Marriage Bed by Regina Mcbride, please try it it is beautiful..Whishing you a happy summer too, I'm so sorry for not dropping by of late..I'm off to indulge myself on your beautiful post now catching up is always rather good.
Lots of hugs
Lynn xxxx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah, when he washes her hair!

Have you seen Ladies in Lavender?

Donna O'Brien said...

I have the soundtrack in my car. One of my all-time favorites, too.
Hoping all is well with you Susie-Q.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your words are so eloquent. I always enjoy visiting your blog and taking in the beauty of which you write:).



Suzanne said...

Beautiful photo of the cardinal. I will have to rent Out of Africa and watch it has been years since I've seen it. Thank you for the reminder.

Pondside said...

Last year I bought Out of Africa and have watched it several times since then - it's one of my favorites (that and Babette's Feast which I bought a week ago and have watched again, twice!)
After buying Out of Africa I had a garden party and asked the guests to come as characters from the movie - and they did!

Your focus on summer was lovely to read.

Lea said...

Yes Miss Maddie... each and every day...

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Thank you for stopping by and your kind words...and also for your honesty on the music.
I haven't seen that movie in so many years. I remember being very moved by it.
I loved it when you said you should be thankful for every drop of rain. I so agree.

Julie said...

Hi Susan,
I agree, if I had to pick a favorite of all my favorites, it would be Out of Agrica!!! I love and have the book many many times and I need to by find and by me a new movie. Mine is pretty worn out!!!
I see you have a new blog started called Little Shoppe of Sorrows. Please do tell me about it!!!
In the mean time, have a most wonderful summer and God Bless!!!

Julie said...

Susan, I am sorry I can't write. My mind moves faster than my typing and words alway get left out or misspelled. It should read I love and have READ the book, and not by the book but BUY the book. Julie

Doreen said...

Good morning Susan..I'm just stopping by to check on you and see what you've been up to. I miss chatting :)


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Susan...catching up here...what a lovely lovely post, as always. The Out of Africa CD is some of the most moving music I have heard...I think played by the same fellow...John Barry? from memory...that did Dances with Wolves...I also love that music...Happy Happy Summer Days to you...Dzintra♥x