Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lighthouse Love



I have a thing for lighthouses. I think they're very romantic and whimsical. It goes without saying that I love stories involving lighthouses. And remember that TV show "Round the Twist"? I followed it avidly, of course. About four years ago, I started collecting stuff with lighthouses on them. When my mom, my sister, and my aunts learned about it, they came in a steady stream in the form of magnets, canisters, keyholders, votives, postcards, etc. (the copper one in the picture is actually a sharpener) Anyway, since we moved out of our house in Subic, most of them had remained in storage. I was waiting to get a knickknack cabinet in our apartment to display them in, but since nobody knows when that cabinet is going to materialize, I thought I'd put some of them on the window sill for now. Marguerite barred their journey to the window, so as I write this, she's lining them up on her playmat. I'll join her in a little while and we're going to make a village of lighthouses with little felt animals for residents.



Doesn't this poor girl have a mother to comb her hair? Honestly! Anyway, I leave you with the lyrics to the theme song of "Round the Twist" (it's all of 3 lines, repeated over and over. And over, lol):

Have you ever, ever felt like this,
When strange things happen,
Are you going round the twist?

Have you ever, ever felt like this,
When strange things happen,
Are you going round the twist?

Well have you heard the word about the bird and the spider?
It wiggled and wiggled and jiggled inside her.

Have you ever, ever felt like this,
When strange things happen,
Are you going round the twist?

Have you ever, ever felt like this,
When strange things happen,
Are you going? Are you going round the twist?

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