If you don't know the album I'm speaking of, it's "Let It Be Roberta, Roberta Flack Sings The Songs of the Beatles."
That's the cover.
"We Can Work It Out" is one of my favorites on the album (there are 14 tracks).
But I guess I'm going to go with "If I Fell." I have always enjoyed that song.
I'd love to tell you that I first discovered it via the Beatles -- it is, after all, their song.
But I was watching the great film "Shoot The Moon" starring Diane Keaton. Her marriage to Albert Finney is breaking up. She's alone at night, taking a bath, getting stoned.. And, in the bath tub, singing
that song. It's such a special and private moment. Whether you've taken a toke or not, I think if you're a mother, you can relate to that scene.
At Third Sunday in "Roundtable," this appeared:
Dona: Calvin wrote us asking about Betty. And he noted she writes about her personal life at her site so he hoped it was okay to ask but she's "not leaving California, is she?" Meaning, moving back to Georgia.
Betty: Not anytime soon. By that I mean the next years. The kids love their schools. Uprooting them? It was hard in Georgia to uproot them. They had my parents and their aunts and uncles. And just the whole packing. But dealing with new friends and new schools is never easy. They've adjusted out here and, as I've noted before, there's no longer a division of my company in Atlanta. If I hadn't listened to my father and taken the promotion I was offered a few years back, I'd be in Georgia without a job right now. But the kids love it and it's where the job is. And let's not kid that I don't love it. The lowest it's been this week is 55 degrees I think. If I were in Georgia right now? I hate the cold, winters are not my season. So when I hear someone out here complaining about the cold, I try not to laugh at them. I try not to say, "Try putting up with days in the 30s and, worse, high 20s." My oldest son already told me, over the summer, that if I should try to move back to Georgia before he graduates high school, he'll just stay here, stay on at C.I.'s. And he's serious. This has become home for them. And that's because of C.I., Jess, Ty, Jim, Dona, Ava and Kat as well as their school friends. I can carry this response over to my site on Monday. Thank you, Calvin for the question.
Jim: And, Betty, where do you fall on the 2012 election currently?
Betty: Like Elaine, I will vote for Ron Paul if he gets the nomination. If he doesn't? I will probably give great consideration to Jill Stein's campaign. That said, I will also be willing to consider Mitt Romney if he gets the nomination. And let me be clear, I will vote for Ron Paul if he gets the GOP nomination. That's not in dispute. They will have my vote with Ron Paul. But if he doesn't get it, I will explore options and those include Jill Stein, Mitt Romney and simply not voting.
I'm cross-posting it here. And I really liked the e-mail, so thank you, Calvin.
I'm looking into Jill Stein, by the way, trying to figure out if that's who I should be supporting in the 2012 presidential race.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):