This morning’s blue-tinged sunrise reminded me that I hadn’t penned a Rhapsody in Blue post in awhile. Here’s one of my favorites. While I realize Valentine’s Day has an entirely different color scheme (rife with flowers and heart-shaped boxes of candy), I gratefully accept treats of any sort, in any color.
Last night The Man Of Few Words came home with his adorable boyish grin, two jars of olives, and an explanation: “I wasn’t sure if you could eat chocolate yet.” (Apparently, my recent gluten & dairy experimentation has made an impact on him.) Next year I may have to start waxing on about the merits of ‘high percentage’ quality chocolate and/or cocoa nibs in mid-January (lol), but truthfully, I thought it was the most thoughtful Valentine gift I ever received. Gotta love that man!
(A favorite photo from the archives… he keeps the home fires burnin’… and mine.)
Additional cause for today’s blue Valentine was the recent acquisition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue!
Several area thrift stores have “vintage” music bins and I could spend hours thumbing through them. (They just don’t write ‘em like that anymore!) On this particular outing, I happened upon two versions of the same song. One was a simpler arrangement for the sheer joy of playing that gorgeous melody without having to ‘work’ at it…
And the other was a “concert level” rendition, which I aspire to play someday.
Be still, my heart…
As blue as this Valentine’s post may be, I hope it brought you JOY. (I’ll be smiling about those olives for at least another week!)
Here’s another glimpse of this morning’s beauty…
Wishing you a lovely, thoughtful Valentine’s Day. xo
Enjoying unconventional colors and gifts,
What’s the most memorable (or out of the ordinary) gift you ever received?