Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How I feel about having “Coming to Terms” safely transferred to blogger:"

One of my favorite little Christmas cartoons is “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.” It first aired when I was…eight? Nine?

There is a scene (and I swear to god, if I could find a “you-tube” of it, I would embed it here) that is exactly me, here, now.

Scrooge (Magoo) has awakened on Christmas morning, having endured the visits of the three ghosts, and realizes he has been given a second chance in life; he is a changed man. Bouncing off the walls of his boudoir (to the tune of those signature sixties cartoon sound effects) he effuses:

“I don’t know what to do! I am as light as a feather. I am as happy as an angel. I am as merry as a school boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man!”

(Yes…I know the dialog was written by Charles Dickens.) But I’m feeling cartoonish. Defying the laws of physics. Floating in mid-air. Hanging from the windowsill by my toenails.

Coming to Terms is alive. In the safe embrace of its new home.



  1. YIppee, hallelujah, happy dance, happy dance, high fives; well you know what I mean.

  2. welcome! i'm half in this world and half in wordpress these days, but i've always hesitated to comment on your blog because it required an entirely different sign-in and I could never remember my password- you might know me as "more cows". i bet you'll hear more from me now.

  3. I'll second that! WOO HOO! It's GREAT that Coming to Terms is alive and well here on blogger!


  4. I soooo can relate to this entry! Especially after going back and reviewing so many of my older entries! It would be nice to think that I'd kept copies of everything I'd written from those memorable times in my life, but I am not sure I did! So, seeing it safely moved here is a wonderful feeling! Here's to a new sense of community at Blogger! We can only hope! Love, Lisa