Thursday, November 11, 2010


The night is bitter
The stars have lost their glitter.
The winds grow colder,
and suddenly you're older.
And all because of the man that got away...

--- Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

That song is in my mind.  The best I've ever heard it sung was when Cher did it.  Yep.  Cher.  That woman can sing a smoky blue song!

Today is Veterans Day.  To all veterans out there: Thank you.


Harry Kent said...

the pose is eloquent with lovely expressive hands ... choice of watercolor feels right for the mood - its somehow more fragile, more ephemeral, fugitive ... feel like putting on some BB King now

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Rhonda,
Thanks for thinking of the vets!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Great interpretation of a great song!

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you so much, Harry. Your comments are most appreciated! And BB King is always a good choice.

Gary, you are most welcome.

Elizabeth, thanks - I do like that song. I think the old bluesy songs were worth saving and remembering.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Oooo, love your freedom here.

Cathy Gatland said...

- posted at 11.11 on 11.11 - poignant words and a sensitively painted portrait to go with them.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Pam and Cathy. Cathy, I didn't have a soldier in mind when that song was running through my mind - but it definitely fits, doesn't it?