Sunday, March 9, 2008

When Moon River Meet The Fish

What do you think of when someone asks you what your favorite song is? What is a favorite song? I usually think - well, the obvious. It's a song you can't get enough, that you never get tired of no matter how many times it has been repeated. But I've just realized, only a second ago - that's a favorite song is so much more than a song to enjoy. The first time I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey sits upon that windowsill with her guitar, her voice oh so delicate and beautiful adjoined with that unforgettable melody... I immediately fell in love. Who didn't? The particular reason Moon River means so much to me is not its musical perfection, but how it makes me feel when I listen to it. I never realized it until now, but it puts me at peace. And not just any version of Moon River. Not Sinatra's, not even Mancini's instrumental. Just Audrey's version. I'd have a crummy day... in Holly Golightly's words - "The Mean Reds" ... and I'd put on Moon River and calm down. It's truly amazing. Less than two minutes with surpassing elegance.


  1. it's always impossible for me to choose a favorite song, i like way too many.

  2. I agree with the post with the many criteria for choosing a favorite song.

    Different songs mean different things to different situations to different people.

    Sorry just had to say that :p

    Moon River is quite an interesting choice. A romantic at heart, I see.

    My .02