Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Moi en Mieux: Breathlessly Late for the Willow Manor Ball
Oasis Feature: Moi en Mieux- Me but Better
What a perplexing dilemma! I ignored my invitation to attend Willow Manor's Annual Ball until this morning!
Suddenly, I'm in a fashion frenzy; I'm looking for appropriate party wear and trying on identities. I took inspiration from Clarika's song Moi en Mieux as I attempted to find a new kind of me to attend this most auspicious blogger event. (Thank you Lala Ema of My Castle in Spain for introducing me to this poetic and quirky musician.) Should I go as Marilyn Monroe? No a little too flirty! (What was I thinking?)
Or perhaps I might attempt to imbue-emote- express Grace Kelly's poised elegance?
What was I thinking???~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oh Madame Grace- to reach those heights of style...sigh- alas and alack-not today. I need to be more grounded if I am to arrive on time.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I know just the person who can take on the challenge of an out of sorts and tarty moi- our dear Miss Katherine Hepburn.
Oh yes, that is me elegantly splayed on the manor floor! (I hope Willow doesn't mind!)
The effort of selecting identities can be exhausting! And wouldn't Katherine have the nerve to sit on the carpeted floor and just catch her breath! Indeed!
But now I've skipped ahead! I didn't tell you about my date dilemma.
Who could I find on such late notice?(I RSVP-ed at number 70!)
Setting aside my married beau, I'm left with the two handsome standbys, dear Cary Grant and charming Jimmy Stewart.
Who will be my leading man?
Now Mr. Grant can be romantically captivating
...but sometimes I just want to capture him! It's my independent streak, I'm sure.
That leaves Mr. Stewart...hum...so affable and lovable...but that incredibly cute pooka, Harvey,
just might want to tag along-and we all know how that turns out!
Of course you know that I arrived on my own! I loved the ball! And next time, I will remember to Répondez s'il vous plaît-er-rather- it will please me to respond much earlier!
Here I am still in my alter-ego identity -
considering life and celebrity balls.
I must admit that I do so enjoy sitting here knitting and reflecting -until my next project!
Would you like to listen to Clarika? Here is a YouTube version of the singer and the song.
I'm off to see all of you blog party-goers at your version of the ball! (Click on Willow Manor link to view the lists of participants.)