Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 197 ~ Songs & Childhood Memories

I would like to share with you a time of when I was a little girl, innocent of  life's twists and turns, and what it had in store for me... however, I think I was pretty insightful.  Even before my parent's divorce... you see I had faith. 

I remember believing that if you are unhappy as a child, you would be happy as an adult.  I felt that God would provide, he would make it up to you.  There was no question about it.  I just felt it to be so, no different than the happy endings we often saw in movies or the stories we heard in music lyrics. 

One of my favorite songs, of which I sung as if it was my personal anthem, was by one of my all time favorite actress/singer/movie star, Doris Day.  I even remember being a little girl and wishing she was my mom!  (lol)  The song that inspired me as a little girl, and continues to pull at my heart strings today is Que Sera, Sera.  

Que Sera, Sera was first published in 1956, becoming a popular song, written by the Jay Livingston and Ray Evans song writing team.  The song was first introduced in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)an Alfred Hitchcock film starring Doris Day and James Stewart.  This song even went on to be her signature song, then becoming the theme song for the sit-com The Doris Day Show from 1968 to 1973.  I remember watching this as a little girl.

Que Sera, Sera

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

What a sweet song, takes me back to an innocent time... however... a BIG H-O-W-E-V-E-R...  It is what it is.  I have lived my life.  I've...  Loved.  Laughed.  Danced. Cried.  Hurt.  And, do you want to know something?  I would not change a thing!  

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.    - Kathleen Casey Theise

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 
...   nine cousins playing
...   eight years of lovin' 
...   seven days of singing
...   six months of blogging
...   five rooms plus more
...   four loving dogs
...   three cook books
...   two ceiling fans 
...   our little girl we call Calley

Blessings to all!!

168 days to go...

PS... I love and miss you boys.  To the moon and stars above and back.  You are my sunshines.

All contents herein are protected under Copyright laws and can not be used, altered or copied.  All accounts herein are written by Carla B Karam and are true accounts of her life.  Some names may be changed to protect the innocent or protect me from the guilty.  (just kidding...wink, wink)

Picture credits... images courtesy of Bing images, Doris Day, Universal Pictures,, Alfred Hitchcock Productions.


Pepper said...

When all else fails, faith is certainly the only thing that can help us through life.

Have a merry Christmas :)

AnneM said...

You know, this is such an old song that I used to hear when I was 5 or 6. The words are so simple yet the wisdom is deep. We really can't control the future and all we can do is to accept whatever happens to us. It's not always easy, but that's the way life is :)

Happy Holidays to you and your family!