Friday, October 05, 2007
Click the Title: Paul Young" Everytime You Go Away"
ART: 10.12.07 I finally found where this photo came from it is from Cheyanne's Campground, it is wonderful, we need to find out if she is a professional photographer, but is it the most soothing photo in the world. My apologies that I did not credit sooner- due to enigma's rotten filing system I could not identify sooner.Visit her blog- she is a wonderful writer.
Back in the 1980's, during the Era of the British Invasion of Really good music, I had an English boyfriend. ( This was long before I married Mr.Enigma or had a child etc.) He was very cute, nice brown eyes, and that is when it first became apparent I have a weakness for Accents ( of any kind). I almost married him. I almost moved to England to work in a Hospice. He had a lovely family and I spent alot of time with his sisters. I corrupted them, I taught them how to make Pumpkin Soup, and Mud Pie. I taught them how to play quarters, and poker and line dance. They taught me how make a Proper English Tea.
We listened to alot of music together. They got me hooked on a New Singer named Paul Young, and at the time he was singing with a Band called the Qtips, and they were friends with his Do-whop Girls ( they were called the Watery Tarts I think). Cutie turned out to be a raging alcoholic and not as nice as he was cute.And the accent was not so cute when things were thrown at my head and he was calling me names. But I still love this song, and I remember singing it with these wonderful English Girls the night before I left England.....knowing I might never see them again. There was a spot not far from their house, a lovely little pond that I would go and reflect , and think.It was at that pond that I realized that I was not going to be Mrs.Nigel, but it would take me many more monthes to accept it and leave England behind.
The Eighties are a Long Time Ago now. I truly hope Cutie got the help he needed. It was my first real lesson that Alcohol can destroy a beautiful soul....and that it is indeed an illness,and there is pain for the whole family. And after many years of being a nurse, especially working PEDS and ER I saw more damage up close than I want to admit. People ask Why I don't drink, I say I have my reasons....and memories,too many to count or erase. Alcohol Consumption and Sales are sky high in this country under Bush, in these past 6 years. I think it is because people are seeking anesthesia under this Regime.I can't blame them, it just saddens me that this Regime would cause such pain and anguish.
I can't take away the pain, but I can give you some comfort here, and some refuge from Stormy Times.....One day I will have my little Coffee Shop, called the Enigma Cafe and I will serve you soup and hot tea....and we can commiserate together while the storms rage outside....But for now this will have to do. Namaste.
[Click the Title: Paul Young at LiveAID in 1985, and he is smoking in this LIVE show at Wembly,singing "Every Time You Go Away" and so smooth, and extra soup if anyone can tell me WHO are the Backup Singers ? ....and no the Watery Tarts aren't there...and if you need a lift watch all the LIVE AID '85 on YouTube, it is amazing, esp, Sting and Queen and Freddy Mercury.]
Big pan on stove.
1 large can Pumpkin Pie filling
One Frozen Box of Squash
1 cup International Delight Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer
1 cup regular cream
1 tablespoon coffee
half stick butter
half cup orange juice
Hungarian Paprika-1 tsp
Sea Salt-sprinkle across top
Chili Powder (optional) smidge
brown sugar- 2 tsps.
lemon zested over the top
orange zested over the top.
Heat on low, stir gently.Cook for about 20 minutes, serve with dollup of sour cream and sprig of fresh cilantro.Enjoy.