Woman in the Garden
Do you ever wish you could wave a magic wand, and go back to a simpler time in your life? I have been thinking about that lately. I'm not depressed or unhappy, I'm just sort of ... well, I can't describe it. Disappointed, I guess. I have always been an optimistic, cup half-full type of person. I never look at anything from the negative point of view, but recently I have been surrounded by people who do ~~ co-workers, family ~~ and it's frustrating. I would like to go back to a time when my life was full of possibilities, not only for me, but for other people too. I remember that time, and it seems so long ago now.
Yesterday I watched a biography of Audrey Hepburn. What a lovely, gracious woman she was. Henry Mancini composed many of the songs for her movies. I once owned an album of Mancini's movie themes, and my favourite was from a movie with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney called "Two for the Road". I played the song over and over ... and I never tired of hearing it. When I heard it again yesterday, it took me back to a time when my life was simple and full of hope. But the lyrics mean even more to me today than they did then. It's poignant and beautiful, and makes me think that, wherever the road goes, there is still hope and all sorts of wonderful things waiting just around the corner, for everyone.