There is nothing quite as loud as the sound of silence. The house practically rings with it. Not everyone will understand what I’m talking about. But as the youngest of a very large family, I grew up surrounded by noise.
Noise is natural
I can tune it out. I can’t tune out silence
Things happen in the quiet. Ask any parent, silence is not to be trusted.
On Mother’s Day, I was given the gift of aloneness. All by myself (dog and cats don’t count). No worries about dinner, or who’s fighting who, or being watched in case I did something that someone else wanted to do too. Now, I understand that too much aloneness can be depressing, but I haven’t reached that threshold yet. And if my husband keeps his promise to haunt me when he’s gone, I don’t think I ever will:-
My present gave me the perfect opportunity to spend time with one of my favorite movie stars, Ms Katharine Hepburn. A while ago, I managed to buy the movie collection at Costco but time being what it is, I’ve never been able to watch all of them. So with hours to spend, I loaded up the DVD player with Undercurrent. Given the blurb, I fully expected it to be a rehash of Dial M for Murder or one of it’s many incarnations. (not that there’s anything wrong with Dial M)
Happily, I was wrong. This was a new story and one where Ms Hepburn played a more demure and less strong willed woman than I was accustomed to. It even had a few twists that kept me guessing and the dashing Robert Taylor was a bit creepy
After a quick dip in the pool (where my belly tried to avoid the cold water by crawling over my head), I checked the time. Bonus! I could watch another movie. So I popped in Sylvia Scarlett. Aside from Ms. H, this one alway had the marvelous and smooth Cary Grant. It was billed as their first movie together and so I thought I hadn’t seen it. Well, I hadn’t seen it all the way through but I’d seen part of it off and on. Although Cary wasn’t the hero, he still had swoonable qualities and his actions definitely had leading man potential. As I’d expected, Ms H was fabulous in her role as a girl playing a boy who experiences her first crush. Ahh, l’amore.
It was a fabulous Mother’s Day.