Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today is a perfect day to clean the stove and fridge ~ and bake cupcakes! The snow is falling providing the perfect incentive to stay indoors and do something creative, hence, I am baking red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with lots of love. I am into the colors red and pink lately; I wonder why? Red is a power color; pink for spiritual. I must purchase some flowers with these colors very soon.
I can't get an oldie but goodie out of my mind; my cousin, Cindy, shared this morning, the 1965 Lesley Gore song "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows." What a blast from the past. I am still feeling the warm fuzzies this song keeps providing. It's amazing what a simple thing like an old tune can trigger. I'll hang on to this one for awhile.
As I nested yesterday (or better yet, hibernated) I happened to finally view the movie Temple Grandin. I sat glued with my mouth open most of the time at the fabulous and heart warming story of this amazing woman. Claire Danes portrayed her beautifully and I hope she secures more awards for her efforts. This portrayal of Temple Grandin's journey with autism filled my heart with so much love and compassion that when it ended I couldn't stop crying. My whole body was wracked with emotion. The most profound message is in the truth that "we are different, but not less." This will stay with me for a long time to come.
Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows
Everything that's wonderful ~ is what I feel when we're together
Brighter than a lucky penny
When you are near the rain cloud disappears, dear,
And I feel so fine ~ just to know that you are mine.
My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows
Everything that's wonderful is sure to come your way
When you are in love to stay.