Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wouldn't it be Loverly

Tonight I watched "My Fair Lady" (1964) for the first time in my life. I had listened to the soundtrack before and thoroughly enjoyed it, but seeing it was truly a fuller picture. I loved each song in turn and the story that brought the song to life.
And I have to wonder - what am I taking for granted because of my pride? Am I like Professor Higgins? He's utterly insufferable in his pride. He takes credit for all the work of polishing and presenting Eliza and he ends up losing her. "I've grown accustomed to her face. She almost makes the day begin...I was serenely independent and content before we met; surely I could be that way again. And yet - I've grown accustomed to her look; accustomed to her voice; accustomed to her face."
I've lost before and I live on. But pride worms its way back into my life. What am I about to lose? What am I about to realize I can't live without?

Watch the movie, by the way. You aren't likely to regret it!


  1. I am new to your blog! Yesterday I told a friend in an email that I hate it that I often don't appreciate what I have until I lose it. Your post calls me to gratitude.

    I like the movie but the ending is so unsatisfactory to me. Professor Higgins gets off too easily in my mind :)

  2. Oh, I agree about the ending! She should have at least left him hanging a little longer. :)

  3. I agree. We're cheated out of witnessing the process of refinement I have no doubt she gave him. :)