A Beautiful Thing references


Better to let Gord himself explain this one, with an assist to Jenna who tracked this down for me via the old In Violet Light launch site:

"You'd better be dying".... isn't that how most people answer the phone when it rings at "ungodly" hours?

Another song about a phone call... inspired by one of my favourite children's stories, Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (bought at the finest toy store in America: Stellabella Toys in Cambridge, Massachusetts)

In this story, Miss (Alice) Rumphius moves through her life from young girl to old woman, emulating the life of her grandfather (to travel the world.... to return to her house by the sea....) and trying to honour his request: "You must do something to make the world more beautiful."

...the phone rings and it brings Niagara Falls

If you have never been, you really should. And ride the boat. Niagara Falls is one of those few things in life that cannot be overhyped. A true wonder of the world... and the real wonder of the world is that we don't jump too.