On My Mind


Gosh, I love New York. It’s always on my mind in the fall. It doesn’t help that I now have this movie on both DVD and on my iPad, so I can visit my favorite city whenever I please. The city is it’s own character in the greatest story, and I never tire of it.

Recently I’ve found myself singing the kids to sleep again. I don’t know when it happened or why…just one day I realized I’d sang them to bed for several nights in a row. Trust me, my voice is nothing worth writing home about, but I can carry a tune or two when the mood strikes me, and for whatever reason, our current winner is “Moon River.” Tate calls it the moon rainbow song, and he begs me to sing it over and over, while he holds my face between his hands. Lucy prefers it to be sung while I stroke her back. What is it about “Moon River?” Every time I almost make it through the whole thing, and then the tears start to flow. That happens to everyone, right? By the time I reach, “my huckleberry friend…” I’m doing my best to keep my voice from cracking and hold the whole thing together.

“Moon River” will always and forever remind me of New York, thanks to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Audrey Hepburn singing it from a fire escape. So today while I think of my friends in that city, I’ll sing this tune as my babes drift off to sleep. And I’ll thank my lucky stars I live in a world where a dream like New York City is real life.

“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.”

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