Thursday, January 05, 2012

I Wonder Why

I Wonder Why

These birds have been trying to speak to me for months. They began life in November while at the Western Washington Scrapbooking Retreat and have been sitting in wait while the right words percolated forth. I needed some "chatter" between the two of them since there was an obvious conversation (looking somewhat one sided) taking place. I couldn't hear that conversation for the life of me, but while feeling uninspired, the light bulb suddenly glimmered.

At first, I was wondering if the birds were lovers? Friends having a spat? One friend retelling an unpleasant story? None of these seemed to resonate. Finally, while perusing a book about old song lyrics (from my piano music stash) I found the words that made the most sense to me. An artist berating it's muse! Of course! I wonder why you make me wait!??!?!?

The lyrics offering inspiration were from the song Charmaine, by Lew Pollack and Erno Rapee, 1926.

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