I have When You Wish Upon a Star stuck in my head. Probably because I’ve been singing it to Beckett as a lullaby. Funny, the things that stick with you over the years.

Makes no difference who you AAAAARE

Things that take hold of us as children really change us. Even if they aren’t very high quality. With kids it doesn’t matter. They aren’t critical yet. They take everything in whole heartedly.

If your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme

What a crock! You can see why it sold though. I should amend the lyrics:

When You Wish Upon a Star (Dan version)

When you wish upon a star/ lots of money and the right friends take you far/ Some of the things you heart desires will come to you –with the right combination of work, luck, education, personal contacts, natural abilities beyond your control, etc.

If your heart is in your dreams/ have a plan B just in case/ When you wish upon a star like the superstitious do

Like a boat out of the blue/ fate steps in and humbles you/ Oh, when you wish upon a star, your dreams will become tempered with a sense of reality and perspective

I will probably stick with the original for now


© Daniel Douglas


2 thoughts on “November 16, 2016

  1. I love your observational skills. I have a recording of that song by Rosemary Clooney. She did it best as far as I’m concerned. Cliff Edwards who did the voice of Jiminy Cricket was fine, but I prefer having a recording of him doing I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE and PAPER MOON. Music, like Art is often idealized and romanticized. Most Christmas Carols are that way. You can know the true meaning and use them as a lesson in differentiation. I believe in Santa Claus. He was the Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor. I don’t believe in Thomas Nast’s version based on IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
    Have fun with your kid. The fact that you sing lullabies to him isn’t the common practice. Good for you! I’m sure your wife is just as involved. You only have them once. I never had any, never had the chance, but . . . that’s life. Keep having fun!


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