Friends….

Friends of the Secret Keeper, I am writing this for Marge – or, as many of you know her, Jennifer/jennifer kiley/jk – because she cannot.

Marge’s stay in hospital and then short-term care has turned into hospice care. I am hoping to bring her home when she is able – and when I can be sure home is the safest, most comfortable place for her to be.

Until then, we take it one day at a time, treasuring every moment we have together.

The posts she had scheduled will continue to be published….

Good energy, thoughts, and, if you are so inclined, prayers are welcome.

Thank you.

Shawn MacKenzie

 

 

Love Actually | a movie trailer

Love Actually [extensive cast] Emma Thompson. Hugh Grant. Alan Rickman. & the list goes on.

My top favorite Christmas film. Love. Joy. Screwy & Screw-ups.

All of London is in love — or longing to be — in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis’ first directorial effort. Billed as “the ultimate romantic comedy,” Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another’s heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There’s also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to cash in and get laid — but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places. A working print of Love Actually premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Length: 2h 15m

Directed By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Richard Curtis

Studio: Universal Pictures

Hands Give Words | a poem & a song

Hands Give Words

Songs engage the heart
Lasting forever in dreams
The notes carry time

© l.p.j.k ’18
Haiku

♠ 🎶 ♣ 🎶♥🎶♦


Linda Ronstadt | Long Long Time

Love will abide, take things in stride
Sounds like good advice but there’s no one at my side
And time washes clean love’s wounds unseen
That’s what someone told me but I don’t know what it means

‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time

Caught in my fears
Blinking back the tears
I can’t say you hurt me when you never let me near
And I never drew one response from you
All the while you fell all over girls you never knew
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think it’s gonna hurt me for a long long time

Wait for the day
You’ll go away
Knowing that you warned me of the price I’d have to pay
And life’s full of flaws
Who knows the cause?
Living in the memory of a love that never was
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and change your mind
And I think I’m gonna miss you for a long long time
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time

♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Written by Gary B. White • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Baby Hold On | Dixie Chicks | a love song

Fell in love with this song today while I waited in the car alone. My partner was in a combo store in a rural town in the Green Mountains. She was shopping for a special treat.

In a short moment the song came on the stereo. It magically caught my ear. In that moment the music was a direct hit into my soul. It played many times before during our many drives in the country. But something inside me allowed it in this time. When my partner rejoined me . we got back on the road. I drew her attention to what I was listening to. I wanted her to repeat it. I absolutely love ‘Baby Hold On’. it holds a powerful significance.

For me . it is the most amazing discovery . a treasure . a love song. uplifting and healing. The Dixie Chicks carried me into another world.

There is a need to hear this song. It holds the power to take the listener to another level of hope . a higher connection with love . for me . it opens up the way to let love in again. I feel it all to the core. – j.kiley [14th November 2017]


Baby Hold On | Dixie Chicks

Hey, it might never be the same
We might never live those days gone by
But we can try
Good morning
Let’s kick the babies out of bed
How ’bout you and me, instead hanging on
Not up and gone
Let’s start this over
(Baby, hold on)
We’re not much older now
(Baby, hold on)
If you still see what I see
Keep holding on
Hold on to me
Baby, it’s good to see you smile again
I know we can’t escape
So let’s pretend
We’re someplace else
It’s a new day
Let’s look at all we’ve got
It’s everything we thought
We ever wanted
It’s beautiful
Let’s start this over
(Baby, hold on)
We’re not much older now
(Baby, hold on)
If you still see what I see
Keep holding on
Hold on to me
I look across the room and catch you staring at me
And see the love we almost left behind
So lead me by the hand, and let’s make up
Let’s make up for lost time
Let’s start this over
(Baby, hold on)
We’re not much older
(Baby, hold on)
If you still see what I see
Keep holding on
Hold on to me
(Baby, hold on)
Just hold on to me
(Baby, hold on)
Hold on to me
Keep holding on
Hey, it might never be the same
We might never live those days gone by
But we can try

Dixie Chicks

Songwriters: Martha Maguire / Natalie Maines / Emily Robison / Pete Yorn / Gary Louris
Baby Hold On lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.