Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This also seemed like a good day to re-post my favorite TV commercial and No, this is not meant to be an endorsement of AT&T or its 3G Network. Which is what I finally figured out this commercial is for. Nor was I ever necessarily a big fan of Gene Wilder and/or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I could take it or leave it to tell you the truth. But I do love this commercial, and every time it comes on; I tend to stop, pause, reflect and smile. With all that's been going on recently, today of all days. I feel like a smile :)
I don't know if it's the beautiful yet haunting melody or the scenes of a busy bustling city, combined with innocent childish graphics. Perhaps it's the bearded guy with his simple, subtle and insightful smile. I don't know what it is that captures my imagination. I only know that when I see this commercial I want to get out of box crayons and a clean sheet of paper. It makes me want to be Five again, or any age younger than this reality I am forced to dwell within.
By the way Apple Annie, even though "Not Celebrating Birthdays" has become almost like a "Religion" to me. When I received your card today, at my Mom's house in New Jersey, no less; I must admit it brought me both a Smile and a Tear. Thanks dear one. The timing was just right!