Sunday, July 07, 2013

My huckleberry friend ...

I know it is summer for, without fail, it is in this season of the year there is always a constant reminder from any number of directions about Audrey Hepburn.

Yes, Audrey Hepburn.

They don't make them beauties like her anymore. All the better that way.

In the video from Breakfast at Tiffany's, at the end of the lyrics and the comments that follow, Hepburn looks up, smiles, and says hi. I dare you to sit stiff and not smile throughout the singing and, more importantly, when she looks up and smiles.  Go ahead, try!
Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.
Yes, drifters we all are, drifting to see the world. The universe. And there is, indeed, such a lot to see.

We are lucky to drift along with one or two or more fellow-travelers. Thanks to them, we are not completely lost. We get our bearings.  Every once in a while, we drop anchor.  But, otherwise, adrift we are in this ocean of life, wondering what the next day will bring.

Audrey Hepburn makes that drifting charming.

She should have been named Mallika!

1 comment:

Ramesh said...

Ha Ha ha What a punchline :)

Yes she represents timeless beauty and charm.

Travelers indeed we are, until the time comes for us to get off the train. May the journey be fun.

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