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Friday, 19 June 2009

Carmine Quotes No.15 : What's it all about?

Hot. With a rainstorm at 5pm that drenched all those in the parco giochi, but seemed to have passed by the gardens of Carmine altogether.

A couple of evenings ago, Mama is in the kitchen and AJ, aged four-and-a-half, is supposedly in bed. Mama is feeling surprised that she still remembers every last word of that immortal Burt Baccarach creation 'Alfie' -- "What's it all about, Alfie...". And, with a glance at YouTube, thinks that Jude Law made a pretty good stab at the closing soliloquy in the 21st-century remake of the movie, but Jude Law doing it in Italian is just weird.

AJ creeps around the kitchen door. Listens quietly, and then creeps further in. Finally :

AJ : Mama, who's Alfie?

Mama : Hello darling, you're supposed to be in bed.

AJ : Yes, I know, but who is Alfie?

Mama : Well, Alfie's a man in a movie who didn't know what love is.

AJ : But we can tell him, can't we Mama.

Mama : Okay - what would you tell him? What is love?

AJ : Love is the most beautiful Mama in the world...


Mama is overcome with icky, fingers-down-the-throat Mama-love and fails to put AJ back to bed for at least another hour, which may perhaps have been the whole point...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How lovely, "out of the mouths" comes to mind.

KatyB said...

Icky, but lovely.

Caution Flag said...

That's a mighty smart boy.

Louise said...

He's a charmer ... I've seen his sort before!

ladyfi said...

Awwww... tear-jerkingly touching... that's one smart cookie! Seems as if he knows how to wrap you around his little finger! ;-)

Warren Baldwin said...

Those unplanned outpourings of love and bonding are the absolute best. One good thing abour writing about it is you will have a record of it for all time. When my kids were little I actually carried a little booklet around to record their cute sayings. Today my wife Cheryl and I will read them and just laugh. Inside I about tear up, too. wb

Friday, 19 June 2009

Carmine Quotes No.15 : What's it all about?

Hot. With a rainstorm at 5pm that drenched all those in the parco giochi, but seemed to have passed by the gardens of Carmine altogether.

A couple of evenings ago, Mama is in the kitchen and AJ, aged four-and-a-half, is supposedly in bed. Mama is feeling surprised that she still remembers every last word of that immortal Burt Baccarach creation 'Alfie' -- "What's it all about, Alfie...". And, with a glance at YouTube, thinks that Jude Law made a pretty good stab at the closing soliloquy in the 21st-century remake of the movie, but Jude Law doing it in Italian is just weird.

AJ creeps around the kitchen door. Listens quietly, and then creeps further in. Finally :

AJ : Mama, who's Alfie?

Mama : Hello darling, you're supposed to be in bed.

AJ : Yes, I know, but who is Alfie?

Mama : Well, Alfie's a man in a movie who didn't know what love is.

AJ : But we can tell him, can't we Mama.

Mama : Okay - what would you tell him? What is love?

AJ : Love is the most beautiful Mama in the world...


Mama is overcome with icky, fingers-down-the-throat Mama-love and fails to put AJ back to bed for at least another hour, which may perhaps have been the whole point...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How lovely, "out of the mouths" comes to mind.

KatyB said...

Icky, but lovely.

Caution Flag said...

That's a mighty smart boy.

Louise said...

He's a charmer ... I've seen his sort before!

ladyfi said...

Awwww... tear-jerkingly touching... that's one smart cookie! Seems as if he knows how to wrap you around his little finger! ;-)

Warren Baldwin said...

Those unplanned outpourings of love and bonding are the absolute best. One good thing abour writing about it is you will have a record of it for all time. When my kids were little I actually carried a little booklet around to record their cute sayings. Today my wife Cheryl and I will read them and just laugh. Inside I about tear up, too. wb