There’s something so jaunty and lyrical and just plain fun about sailor dress that I’ve always, always loved!
So maybe it is no surprise that as I ruminated the other day over some new ideas for creating some note cards (hoping to entice a children’s place I know), a line from a very old but mystifyingly familiar tune skipped right up and over me…
By the sea…by the sea…by the beautiful sea.
You and I, you and I… O how happy we’ll be!
and even before I began to draw, seemed to pen itself round the edges of this card! 🙂
I’m still not sure where the memory of this playful ditty is coming from… though I have a flash of an I Love Lucy skit in mind…
but it is rippling over and over me like wave lace on sand. And making me smile with song.
I searched online and found it was part of a popular musical, lyrics written by a prolific songwriter (H. Atteridge) in…1914!
One hundred years ago… and still brightening corners.
O, for such lasting fruit of one life to another!
Is there a song playing round the edges of your thoughts today?
May it skip and laugh and ripple out to all you meet…
with little cracker jack sailor buttons and bows…
that light the summer sailor days kid in you!
One of my favorite paintings, by William Merritt Chase…
“The Lake for Miniature Yachts”
© Pam Depoyan
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