Posts Tagged ‘West Side Story’

Posts Tagged ‘West Side Story’


Show Tunes Don’t Lie!

4.30.2010 | 0 Comments

I was speaking with my friend Min last night, and we got to talking about how our lives have changed. Min has always dreamed of being a chef, and just this past year she enrolled in a chef training program and is loving every minute of it. Her dream is on its way to becoming a reality, and that is SO cool!

As for me, I have always dreamed of being a writer. Ever since I was a little girl, I could see myself as a published author. This dream really got legs when I was in 4th grade, and my teacher sent one of my stories in to Owl Magazine. (It was a story about my dog Oreo, and a red dragon. I have no idea why...) Anyway, it wasn’t chosen to be published, but the fact that someone else thought that my imagination was good enough to show the world… well… that was it. I was a smitten kitten with the written word.

And so… here I am, with this blog, making a point to write every single day. Every day that I write, it makes me anticipate the NEXT day when I get to write again. My mind is constantly working, thinking of ideas and topics to blog about.  In a way, I’m living out MY dream too, just like Min is living out hers.

And the funny thing is, we both can feel that our lives are going to change. Soon. We can’t say exactly what’s going to happen (who can?!), but we know it’s something… something big…

Now, Min and I have been friends for a long time. In high school we both were in a production of West Side Story (She was a Shark chick, and I played the role of ‘Anybodys’). And as our conversation last night progressed, we both felt the need to burst into song. At the same time, out of the blue, and with hearty gusto, Min and I channeled our inner Jet and our inner Shark and just let forth:

Could be!
Who knows?
There’s something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there’s a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something’s coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone’ll jingle, door’ll knock,
Open the latch!
Something’s coming, don’t know when, but it’s soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes, it will.
Maybe just by holding still,
It’ll be there!

Come on, something, come on in, don’t be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight . . .

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