Stubby Legs

Our car mechanic (shout out to Sunset Auto Imports!) employs some tall guys, so when I pick up the car after a repair, it always takes a comically long time for the electric seat to get back to where I can reach the pedals. #shortlife

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I thought I was smart because I knew two verses of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. I used to sing them both to my daughters when the were small.

Tonight I learned the original poem by by Jane Taylor (1783–1824) has five stanzas that I had never heard! 😲

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.

Then the traveller in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see where to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Now I’m spending my Friday night taking a tour through classical music history listening to variation on the melody which came from a French children’s song Ah! vous dirai-je, maman.