Happy day after Valentine’s Day and Susan B. Anthony’s birthday! There are many admirable kinds of love, but the most powerful may be the kind my mother displayed for me yesterday, when she helped me pack up everything I owned and then drove us both back up to New York for my final leavetakings.
There were three boxes of books, and several labelled “Costumes/Props.” And about four to five unsuccessful corset mockups ended up in the trash (does the set of front panels I tore out and replaced count as a half?). So, here are some very quick takes indeed:
One of the housemates I’ll be sad to leave linked me to this image as a farewell gift:
And this Plantagenet card was also much appreciated:
And also in an slightly-off, slightly-late Valentine’s Day vein: I heard that Glee used “Not Getting Married Today” in this week’s episode, but did not do it justice. So why not enjoy the version from the one we watched in the Sondheim Symposium?
I couldn’t find the audio for my favorite suffragist song (though you can find the lyrics here), so let’s go with the Gaga parody in Susan B. Anthony’s honor:
Susan B. is the source of the Anthony in Leah Anthony Libresco.
Ok, I’m terribly pressed for time, so I’m just going to fill out the last two takes with musical love songs that are not anti-feminist (bridging the two themes here). First up: “There Once Was a Man” from Pajama Game.
And “Follow Your Heart” from Urinetown:
Which has the following delightful lyrics:
Someday I’ll meet someone
Whose heart joins with mine
Aortas and arteries all intertwined
They’ll beat so much stronger
Than they could apart
Eight chambers of muscle to hustle
The love in our heart
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