Momalicious Musical Marathon

March 12, 2016

Lee Marvin in Paint Your Wagon

Lee Marvin in Paint Your Wagon

Musicals are one of my favourite forms of fantasy. After all, stopping in the middle of a gang fight for a spontaneous, perfectly synchronized dance number would be crazy in real life, but in West Side Story, it makes total sense.

The real world could use more spontaneous dance numbers, if you ask me.

Musicals were some of my mom’s favourite movies, too. This week was both the 7th anniversary of her death, and what would have been her 63rd birthday. It’s always a difficult week for me, but this year was worse. Tech Support and I both received some disheartening news… and phone calls to family revealed some additional personal and professional setbacks.

There’s only one way to shake myself out of the resulting funk. A Momalicious Musical Marathon. I’m starting with movies she loved the most – The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Paint Your Wagon, Pete’s Dragon – and will branch out from there.

By Monday, I’ll be back in fighting shape.

How was your week? What do you do when you need cheering up? 

3 Comments on ‘Momalicious Musical Marathon’

  1. Love this. Musicals rock. I cheered myself as a kid with the tunes of South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Sound of Music. (Hated Mary Poppins, because I got nightmares after the movie – the creepy chimney sweeps, lol.) Hug.

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  2. Totally agree with you – Sound of Music is awesome, Mary Poppins vaguely creepy. Although I do love the song “Feed the Birds.” My Fair Lady is another favourite.

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