Just Remember This… It’s a TToT.

‘Morning. I have blown my nose, rid myself of tears. Why? Well, because I listened to the first vid. Since I was an itty bitty Girlie, I’ve felt an “affinity” for all things French. The very first time I sang the French national anthem in grade school, something stirred within me. Something on a molecular level. Past life “memory”? Who knows.

I first watched Casablanca, at my mother’s urging “you have to watch this movie…” When this scene played, when they started to sing, my body reacted. The floodgates of emotion opened and I felt something grip my soul. And so I cry every time I hear La Marseillaise. To this very day.

This is a post for Lizzi’s bloghop. The one that has survived and persisted lo these many years. If you want to get an idea about how long, just go to Clark’s post. To the 4 individuals who wrote the screenplay for one of my favorite movies of all time, Thank You.

All the people involved with that movie – did they think their creative endeavor would survive time? Did they dream that their work would go down in history as one of the best films of all time, that their words would be repeated by generations of people yet to be born? That it would affect millions of people? The longevity of works of art, of the creative mind. Perpetual inspiration, non? Thanks to the internet, there is a dearth of creative work that will go on in perpetuity. Huge thankful. Huge.

I have many thankfuls, always. Each day. The weather so far, cool but not cold,  sun… finally finding jeans that look decent on me. (well, no one has told me otherwise. but would they really? lol) And a huge thankful shoutout to a fellow clark who is blazing her clarklike trail with great success. Thank you Cynthia. She has encouraged me to write, she has always been supportive and I am thankful for her friendship.

To Val. Thank you Val! for creating the FB page, My World at the Moment.  What began as an exercise between two people was shared and the creative process was engaged. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Engaging the world? Participating. Reaching out. Experiencing the world, not reading about it, not thinking about it…To everyone who has helped me to persist in that endeavour, THANK YOU!

The past cannot be altered. We become who we are in spite of it or because of it. It is our choice.


18 thoughts on “Just Remember This… It’s a TToT.

  1. valj2750 November 6, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    ❤ Hoping that comes out as a heart.


  2. zoe November 6, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Love that movie!


  3. May November 6, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I am currently reading A Train in Winter, a biographical account of the lives of women who participated in the Resistance when the Nazis occupied France. One of the repeated themes of the book sees the women breaking into a group sing of La Marseillaise whenever things seem most bleak. In this way they kept their spirits from breaking. Words and music….powerful weapons.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 7, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      How interesting May.The book reviews are very good but the subject matter is so brutal. I don’t think I’d be able to handle reading about it.
      I totally agree with you, words and music are powerful weapons.


  4. dyannedillon November 6, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    I haven’t seen that movie in forever, but I always loved it. Although I’m not a huge Humphrey Bogart fan


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 7, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Yeah, been awhile since I’ve watched it too.
      I think the only other Bogart movie I’ve seen beginning to end was African Queen with Katherine Hepburn.


  5. Pat B November 7, 2016 / 1:58 am

    That is a very good movie. I remember the feeling that came over me when singing the national anthem when I was quite young. I’ve heard of others having similar experiences when singing their own national anthems.


  6. herheadache November 7, 2016 / 3:54 am

    Ah, classic. Bogart is unforgettable and a shoutout to Sam and his piano. Oh, that voice of his, of the old movie. The newest of new blockbusters can’t beat the sound and feel of one of the classics.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 7, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Nicely said Kerry.
      Of all his many movies, I would think this one everyone would know 😀
      There are some classic movies that are just so…I can’t put my finger on it, but I think I know what you mean.

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  7. Sageleaf November 7, 2016 / 5:07 am

    Love it! And sending hugs to you. Write, chica! You’re so good at it! Good, good, good, I say! GOOD!!!
    Hope you’ve had a nice rest of your weekend, yo!
    Have a great week, too!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 7, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      Gracias! Mucho! I will!
      It passed muster 😀 Hope you had a good one too.
      Have a great week. “See” you on Friday!


  8. livebysurprise November 12, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever watched the whole movie through. It’s awesome though. As is TTOT.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 18, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Wow, can’t believe I haven’t been to my own blog in, what…6 days?!
      It is totally an awesome movie, and thanks 🙂


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