Gene Handsome

Gene Wilder holds a special place in my heart. During a particularly difficult period of my life when I was growing up, he made me laugh,… hysterically. I feel indebted to him. He was so handsome and charming on screen, and just a bit different. That was the part I loved most about him.

Everything he touched turned into comic gold. He was a true master of his craft. His soft comforting voice was magical and those eyes, so big and blue were full of mischief. Gene was an amazing actor , but writing was what he loved to do most.

A friend sent me this video today and I thought I would share it with you. It’s just a small glimpse into this sincere, kind , amazing and brilliant actor.  I’m sure many of us have a favorite movie and quote from the talented Mr. Wilder.  Mine was “Young Frankenstein” and the quote below from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.  It makes me smile to know he has now been reunited with the love of his life the amazing Gilda Radner. We’ve certainly lost some of the best and brightest this year.

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Willy Wonka





A lovely
little pebble
caressed by
sand and tide
shining brightly
on a lovely beach
filled with so much pride
a rock
that rolled asunder
to find a place to hide
in the depths of your
most comfortable shoe
so easily put aside

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln


(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)




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Liner Notes:
Because it’s just so damn delicious to listen to on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon…Enjoy…xo


“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them” –  Charles Bukowski 







You take my breath away
like the Vibrant colors
of a waning summer sky.
You return it in a slow
and sumptuous kiss
as fireflies dance nearby.


“Kiss me and you’ll know how important I am.” – Sylvia Plath




My soul alive
With passion,
It’s time to
Start anew

The luscious taste
Of possibilities
Fresh as the
morning dew

Soon new wings
Will guide me
Into open skies
Of blue

Remember me,
For I will cherish
This time I’ve
Spent with you


“If you have the ability to love. love yourself first” – Charles Bukowski