Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

Traveling. That's one of them. Anywhere and everywhere. Most recent destinations: Park City, Moab, South Africa. While in Park City, my niece asked me if I had a desire to write my own lyrics/music. I told her no, but as I was laying in bed this lazy Sunday morning, I had an idea- my trip to South Africa put to a classic Julie Andrews Song- A Few of My Favorite Things. That's as close as I get to writing my own music.

White sandy beaches and the warm Indian Ocean,
Hiking in Drakensburg and hearing great accents,
Chatting and eating with Zulu ladies,
These are a few of my favorite things!

Schoolchildren streaming down both sides of the road
Seeing green hillsides and animals in Durban
Driving on the left side and good company,
These are a few of my favorite things!

When I think of stomach issues and sleepless time on planes,
I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad!

It's hard to fit all my thoughts in a song. I think the thing I enjoyed the most was getting a glimpse of a different culture. It made me quite grateful for the country we live in and the opportunities I have been given.

Holding a snake at PheZulu

A zebra looking very contemplative

Penguins at Boulders Beach

The friends I went with


glarcy said...

ah, a good tribute. Much better than my 10 page ballad of the same subject.

Jeff said...

Your trip looks super awesome. I'm jealous but I'm glad you had fun.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful song! :) I just can't believe you held the snake too. Nasty.

Brendan said...

I just played that song in my head and the tune works perfectly. What a great time :)