Sunday, May 21, 2006

Each heart longing for its home

Wanderlust is gonna fucking kill me. Curse you TiVo (and of course, bless you!) for recording Samantha Brown chirping her way across Spain, Madrid specifically. Samantha really is kinda cute cute, isn't she? In a woodland creature kind of way. But I could do her job better with Esteban tied behind my back. Lord, I just wanna spend a day wandering around the Prado. Come with?Part of it (the wanderlust) is my own damn fault. I ordered Mr. TiVo to record Three Coins in the Fountain. The fountain in question is the Trevi, of course, and I was in love with this movie from the opening tableau of ALL the fountains of Rome. Then when that cad Prince Dino de Cessi shows up, played by a young and yummy Louis Jourdan, I was really hooked. His performance almost makes me forget his campy turn as Count Dracula. Almost. His Dracula is actually worth catching, if only for the scene where he crawls up the castle wall. Instead of actual crawling, though, he busts out a spastic fish out of water-esque flopping move. A hoot. But back to Three Coins , there is the memorable line near the end that seals it for me. The line that hearkens to the theme that I've been revisiting lo these many months. It's uttered by Dorothy McGuire as Miss Frances, the loyal secretary who's secretly in love with her boss, the famous author John Frederick Shadwell (Clifton Webb). When her hopes of finally having a future with him are dashed by his diagnosis with a terminal illness, she drunkenly exhorts a young boy playing with his toy boat on the edge of a fountain: "Bambino! Don't hug the shore with it. Be reckless! You've got your whole life ahead of you. See what the world is like!" Indeed.

Anyway, summer vacation anyone? Where shall we go?

13 comments:

Jen said...

JERSEY!

Michael said...

Barcelona? Madrid? Rome? Venice? Passaic! Of course!

Bodhi said...

Speaking of longing ... you asked for it, and I have now soooo delivered. Wanna see Rabbit getting it on with a hot bear?

Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYPSpXTL6po

Michael said...

You suck so hard!

Michael Guy said...

I'm thinking Florence with a good friend with benefits. The cafes. The strolls. The Duomo. The Medici Palace. The Ponte Vecchio. A ride to the Villa Lante...or is that outside of Rome? I get my scenery confused sometimes. Yep. I'll travel light: a toothbrush and Xanax.

Bodhi said...

ROFLMAO!

Michael said...

MG, ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. Don't forget inappropriate groping at the foot of the David. Or some tongue down the hallways of the Uffizi. Or.....

Jen, but then there's always MOOK.

Bodhi, I do love a tease, but there needs to be a payoff one day, ho.

Bodhi said...

1. Tease and a laugh, Dude.
2. Payoff could well be the aforementioned sucking ...
3. Come to Sydney, ho, and I will introduce you to Da Bunny. For real. Promise.

Michael Guy said...

There's nothing like going to a bakery at 5:00am...on some crooked side street in Florence--tearing at some fresh-baked crusty goodness while enjoying the majesty of the Fountain of Neptune. Does this trip include neck nuzzling along the Arno at dawn's first light?

Bodhi said...

PS Summer Holiday. InterContinental Sydney or Palazzo Versace Gold Coast? Hell, lets do both, m'kay sweetie darling sweetie?

Michael said...

Teasing and laughing are a heady mix in almost any context, Bodhi. I'm sure the Bunny is spectacular, but if I get to Sydney, it's because of you and Andrew are such tempting bait. As for the hotel selections, I suppose if we both pitch in on those room rates. Round up a few more homos and we might swing it.

Mmmmm, you paint the pictures that draw me in, MG. Of course, the bread, the coffee, the nuzzling as dawn breaks. When I was there a few years ago, I had a view of the Ponte Vecchio right outside my bedroom window. I'll have to post a picture.

maddie said...

I would say Florence, because that's my dream vacation destination... or Aruba because it's just plain gorgeous.

My mom is leaving in a week for a cruise around Italy and the Greek Isles for 12 days. So jealous.

Or...Philly is nice! We can watch QAF and eat cheesesteaks and then you can swing around to Jersey! ;)

Bodhi said...

The Bunny is indeed quite pectacular ... amongst other things.

Tempting bait, huh? Oh honey, you know that flattery will get you everywhere, right?

C'mon baby. I'm hanging on a line here. Come and get it. Are ya just gunna nibble, or go for it and swallow the whole thing? ;-)