Thursday, November 30, 2006


Some people liked Oklahoma. Others liked South Pacific. Then there was My Fair Lady and West Side Story...(my Uncle Mikey ran to see that one because he thought it was a cowboy movie!).

And who could forget Funny Girl or Mary Poppins? The Sound of Music and Camelot.

For a lot of reasons, my top three have to be:
1. Hair
2. Fiddler on the Roof
3. The Man of La Mancha

I haven't been on line in for a couple of days. Very unsual for me, but as someone said, 'Life is what happens, when you're busy making plans.'

I won't go into detail, but a family crisis came up and I had to drop everything and be Mommy.

It has been a long couple of weeks and thank G-d, things are coming back to normal and we are moving along.

This morning, I woke up and walked to my bay window. The view from my living room window is of the 'monstrosity buildings' that are going up in front of my house, and then off to the right, the Malcha Mall and all the way across the valley to Gilo, and finally to the left, towards the city proper.

It is a spectacular view, except for the 'monstrosity buildings' that get it, and I never fail to smile as I look out at my wonderful Jerusalem.

This morning as I walked over to the window, the sun was just coming up. The colours...the rays of the sun...and finally the blinding yellow light sweeping away the remains of the night before...ahhhhh.

I thought of the musical Hair...Let the Sunshine In.

I thought of my own astrological chart:
We are in the Age of Aquarius...the moon was in my seventh house...Jupiter was aligned with Mars.

Now I don't know if peace is going to guide the planets and if love will steer the stars but I sure hope so.

What I do know is that today brings a new dawning of a bright new day and I am so grateful for all my blessings.

And I am glad to say that everything is ok and 'HONEY, I'M HOME'.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.


At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


That was absolutly lovely writing!

Thank you for the glimps into your world.

Still cant wait to get there.

Have a wonderful wonderful Shabbat

Your friend from the other side of the lake.


At 4:50 PM, Anonymous joan said...

OK HONEY...WHAT HAPPENED?!?!? I'm glad to hear that 'all is well that ends

At 4:50 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear shira...thanks so much for your kind words...can't wait to see you over here...stay safe

At 4:51 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear joan...thanks so much...we'll talk...stay safe my dear friend

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous the guv said...

Well, THANK YOU !! Like a person high on life, I've been wandering around my condo for the last few hours humming, whistling, and singing show tunes from musicals I have adored for years and years. And, man, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN REALLY MAD CRAZY FOR MUSICALS. Surprisingly, I know lots and lots of lyrics, and, in many cases, can name almost every song in a given production. Even the lesser known songs... Like, " Mr. Snow", from " Carousel".

Because I love you, and today's peripheral topic, I sat down and listed my favourite musicals. In random order, because I am fond of so many of them equally.

Show Boat
South Pacific
Annie Get Your Gun
Fiddler on the Roof
Guys and Dolls
Flower Drum Song
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Hello Dolly
Man of La Mancha
The Music Man
The Sound of Music
The King and I
My Fair Lady
Sweeny Todd
Sweet Charity
Boy, did I get a rude awakening when I reread the list. HELL, I'M OLD. AND WEIRD. Please note: There are none of Andrew Lloyd Webber's biggies listed above. And, musicals like " Rent", " Little Shop of Horrors", "Hair", and, " The Rocky Horror Picture Show" didn't make the cut either. I must be a bloody dinosaur with antiquated tastes. Luckily, " Scarlet, I'd don't give a damn". Hey, has there been a musical made out of that favourite that've I've somehow missed?

The Guv

At 8:36 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

GUV!!!welcome back...we all missed you!!!...oy i forgot Rocky all time favourite...but see my list was from the 60's...i played the sound track from rocky horror so often that one day when my parents were visiting from canada my oldest who was about six at the time started singing...'i'm just a sweet transvestite'...and my Dad (AH) turned to my mom and said, 'Voss hot ehr gezogt?' (what did he just say?)...thanks for adding to my own trip down memory lane...ahhhh guv what would i have done all these years without you??? don't know and don't want to even think about it...periferal and i send our love

At 10:23 PM, Anonymous yehupitz said...

What about Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dream Coat? Is that too recent for you?

I loved Show Boat. Isaac the Bartender was so funny. And Gopher too. And I loved it when Charo would come on board... Ah memories....

At 11:19 PM, Blogger Geologychick said...

As I sit here at my desk in an office many thousands of miles away... I am lucky enough to have pictured Jerusalem... Thank you for your beautiful writing.

At 8:47 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom yehupitz...where have you been? i was looking for show tunes from the 60's...shabbat shalom

At 8:48 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shabbat shalom 'chick...thanks so much for your kind words...i hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend...stay safe

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Glad to hear that all is well.

At 1:04 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

thanks jack...means a lot...stay safe

At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is my fav as well:):):)
I was " Fruma Sara" in the HS musical:):)
Lovely memories:):):)
Lots of Love,
anna-(german, irish, italian:) reader/fan

At 3:14 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom anna and thanks so much for dropping in...ahhh frummah must have great memories...shabbat shalom and again thanks for your kind words

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Val said...

Love musicals... Fiddler (though I saw it with Rosie & Harvey... - not so good! :) But I loved the movie.
Have seen "Cage aux Faux", "Chicago", "Mama Mia", "42nd St" and others...

Glad you're doing well.. great writing.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

thanks val...and thanks so much for the kind words...a sweet shabbat shalom to you and yours

At 6:20 PM, Anonymous yehupitz said...

Guv, are you going to let Maralynn get away with that lousy response to my comment?

At 9:24 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

yehupitz!!!What do you mean 'lousy response'??? on my brilliant blog? lousy? never!

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous the guv said...

Oh, Val ! How could I possibly have forgotten, " Mama Mia "??!!! Why, I saw it three times in Toronto. Sang out loud throughout each production. The audience members around me probably would have throttled me had they not been singing along with me and the cast. I PRACTICALLY danced in the aisles, DID NOT stand on my seat and whistle through my teeth. Goodness only knows I wanted to, but I used restraint. Thanks for jarring my memory.

And, Anonymous, you and I have something in common... Years ago, I played Fruma Sara in a Little Theatre production. THAT was great fun. I looked REALLY SCARY. And I wasn't wearing any stage makeup at the time.

Now, Yehupitz. I personally thought your " Show Boat " comment was clever and cute. But, hey, let's face it, this is Marallyn's blog. Her show, her call. Say, because you seem to be singling me out, I'm starting to think that you have a secret crush on me. Please, tell me that you're single, male, and over 50. Go on, MAKE MY DAY. No, I've been a widow for a long time now, so, go on, MAKE MY HALF DECADE. Wait ! It's been a long, arid stretch. If you're married, female, and 35, that's O.K. too. A person can't have too many adoring fans.

The Guv

At 1:58 AM, Anonymous yehupitz said...

Guv, I love you. You know that. But the only part of your tough list of requirements that I can fill is that I'm male. Sorry...

BTW, as long as everyone is showing off, I will admit that I played Perchik, Hodel's communist fiance, in a camp production of "Fiddler".


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