"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Friday, June 4, 2010

Whip your bras off.

Did I grab your attention? I know, bad Cathy. I probably got my husband's attention, for sure. Actually it is a line from one of my favorite movies that does have a connection to my post this morning. Last night my lovely friend Wendy in Rhode Island sent me a couple of photos of Yogi in her garden. You've seen Yogi on this blog before. I just love him. Who can resist the charms of such a handsome fluffy subject? Not I. Outside this morning, the sky is as blue as Mel Gibson's eyes and there are bees and butterflies and birds and everything is green and flowery and so pretty. Flowers just make me happy. So I thought I'd look up a few quotes for all of us who get intoxicated and giddy when in the presence of lovely flowers. There are so many. Here are a few which struck my fancy:

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~ Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin

"The Earth laughs in flowers" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A Morning Glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. " ~ Walt Whitman

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." ~ Claude Monet

"Bloom where you are planted." ~ Mary Engelbreit

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in Spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. " ~ Terri Guillemets

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. " ~ Chinese Proverb

Oh yes, and about the bras. Probably one of my favorite flower quotes comes from a 2003 film called Calendar Girls:

"The flowers of Yorkshire are the like the women of Yorkshire. Every stage of their growth has its own beauty, but the last phase is always the most glorious."

The movie stars Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, (I ♥ these actresses) John Alderton and Cieran Hinds. I'm not even going to go on here about the film or the plot, which is bittersweet, lovely, sad, happy, funny and original all rolled into one. It is based on a true story. Click over to the link and watch the trailer. It is worth renting the movie for the scenery alone. Or if you want to find out why the bras are getting whipped off. If you missed this one in the theater, go and get it and stock up on some popcorn for the next rainy day or sleepless night. You'll be glad you did. Let me know how you like it.
Have a happy Friday my lovelies! xo xo ♥ CS


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Cat, I just LOVE it when you post something. Knowing you in person must be a real gas!

Love the look of a fluffy corgi!
But then again, I'm corgi cuckoo, I cannot resist any corgi kid!

We need to have a nationwide "Whip your bras off" day, don't ya' think???

Debba said...

Great flower quotes, and love the whip your bra off one especially, as I loved that movie "Calendar Girls". Of course that's not something I could do anymore, otherwise the earth would prolly fall out of orbit. Oh, Stella just saw the picture of Yogi and swooned. She says they could make beautiful tri-color fluffy puppies together, so I had to remind her that she's taken her vows (spayed). She says she'll find some flower fairy to reverse it, and wants to know where Yogi lives. DON'T TELL HER ANYTHING!

dana said...

You DID get my attention when this title popped up on FB!! :) I LOVE the movie Calendar Girls....have watched it over and over. Helen Mirren is just the best (Love her in Elizabeth)...but the other actresses/ors were awesome as well!

So, are you collecting Corgi fur for the oil booms? I think that's what I was understanding on FB. If so, that's awesome. I have lots of cat hair around here...can I ship some of that to you for the project?

Hope you're totally back to normal...and you've had a grand weekend. L, dana

Suzanne said...

You did catch my attention!