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Over The Rainbow

So tomorrow is my birthday and I know that once again I’ll wake up like I always do with a bunch of hopefulness seasoned with a hint of fear. Hopefulness because that’s how I wake each morning to face the day despite my constant jaded twin that whispered in my ear all throughout the night about fear and the uselessness of hope.

But depending on how you look at it (good or bad for me) I was way too affected by this movie as a child and live a life stuck in two worlds. One is in Kansas where it’s cold, harsh and in black and white and the other is the world of my imagination. The world of rainbows and color (and lollipop guilds) where my dreams just refuse to die.  Part of me hopes (or is it fears? ) that  I’ll wake up and that world of imagination will be gone along with the longing and the hope. I’ll be a grown up for real-real ya’ll.  But the other part, the truly hopeful part, hopes that I’ll wake up, open my eyes and be Somewhere Over the Rainbow.


Where will you wake up tomorrow, in Kansas or Over the Rainbow?




Thanks so much to my Knitsters for all the love yesterday, Knitting, food, cake and presents! I’m a lucky girl. (Ugh. Getting so past the point where I can say girl.)

And a big Happy Birthday to my friend Wendy! Wishes of a pot of gold for you this year!


  • pve

    One should always follow rainbows and never ever be too old to call one’self a girl. Wishing you a ruby slipper kinda day dear friend.

  • Farrah Rochon

    I did my time in Kansas. I only like to visit every now and then. I’m more than happy spending most of my days Somewhere Over The Rainbow. 🙂

    Happy early birthday!

  • Belinda Bullock

    Great post that truly shows how must of us feel on our birthday. I wish you a great one. 😀

  • Ina in Alaska

    Dear Kwana you are NEVER too old to use the term “girl” I will be 58 in July and still feel very girl-ish!
    Happy Birthday to one of my most favorite bloggers. I wish you all the best, you deserve it. (( HUGS ))

    As to your question, I still believe in Oz and Glinda the Good Witch-BTW did you know Billie Burke was 53 years young when she played that part??

    PS Finding Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen VERY entertaining memoir. She is making me chuckle and I thank you and Sheryl for the June reading challenge. xoxoxoxo

  • Maria

    This post made me think of a quote from one of my professors when I went to school in Kansas.

    “This is what everyone thinks they know about Kansas–it’s flat, The Wizard of Oz, and In Cold Blood. The first is a lie, the second is a fantasy, and the third is a nightmare.”

  • kwana

    Thanks for all the comments.

    Ina I’m so glad you’re enjoying the reading challenge. I’m reading a book called Soulless and just finished Steve Martin’s newest which was great.