Thursday, January 17, 2008

Oh, Quand Je Dors


Ms Ava Moon sings and plays her favorite Liszt song...



Text by Vicomte Victor Marie Hugo
Music by Franz Liszt


Oh! quand je dors, viens auprès de ma couche,
comme à Pétrarque apparaissait Laura,
Et qu'en passant ton haleine me touche...
Soudain ma bouche
S'entr'ouvrira!



Sur mon front morne où peut-être s'achève
Un songe noir qui trop longtemps dura,
Que ton regard comme un astre se lève...
Soudain mon rêve
Rayonnera!
Rayonnera!




Puis sur ma lèvre où voltige une flamme,
Éclair d'amour que Dieu même épura,
Pose un baiser, et d'ange deviens femme...
Soudain mon âme
S'éveillera!
S'éveillera!

Oh viens, comme à Pétrarque apparaissait Laura!






(Translation: Oh When I Sleep)
Oh, when I sleep, approach my bed,
as Laura appeared to Petrach;
and when in passing, your breath touches me...
suddenly my lips
will part!

On my glum face, where perhaps is ending
a dark dream which lasted too long,
as your glance like a star arises...
suddenly my dream
will become radiant!

Then on my lips, where a flame is fluttering,
a flash of love that God has kept pure,
place a kiss, and from an angel, become a woman...
suddenly my soul
will be awakened!

Oh come, as to Petrarch appeared Laura!

~Tinooseus

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bongie-- How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways...

For magnolia and her friends-- thanks for your sweet comment! I hope your friends enjoy the pictures!

~Tinooseus

With a little coaxing, she poses very well, is full of fun and energy, can easily accompany me to the office, has a very beautiful face (to me, lol- I know some people thing the Bong Sun Hwa sculpt is a face only a mother could love, but I find her delightfully appealing!). She has a very sunny disposition, and most importantly, she always makes me smile. She's full of good cheer and cracks me up. She never makes my heart stop when she decides to take a dive off a high perch. I'm never frustrated or exasperated with her and it's a darn good thing her nose isn't painted because I'm always touching the tip or giving her a little kiss! She's my sweetie!




She likes to read before bed...


SHe finds humor in every situation...


She can't play tennis any more than I can...

(but she's such a good sport!)

She loves to spend an entire afternoon sewing...


She dances as if no one is watching...




She enjoys the same movies that I do...

(see-- it's Charlie's Angels with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu...)


Though she loves to dress casually, she cleans up really nicely!


She sits still when she has to...


She can spin a good yarn...


She's kind to animals...


She goes limp for Keo, too!


She loves to play dress-up...


She does nice things for her sisters...


She organizes potlucks:




...for she loves to eat as much as I do!








Like me, she also loves dolls and miniatures and is hard at work putting together her own little dollhouse...


She's a genius on the classical guitar...




She also gets along with my other dolls!


She gives great advice.



She's brave because she's not afraid to put her feet up on the sofa...


She lets her inner child out often...




...But studies hard when it's called for.


She shares her desserts... even when it's CHOCOLATE!


Bongie... how much do I love thee!

****Smoochies! ****