BLANK

Normally, when I write a post, I think about what I want to say — the body of the post — and at some point during this labor of love (after considerable cogitation), a title is born. With my last post, the title came first and I then had to work to shape the body (after considerable consternation) in language of the what-have-I-gotten-myself-into kind. Believe me, friends — it’s a pain in the brain to be boxed in by a title, so with this post, I decided to leave the title BLANK. I feel better already.

But, now that I have a blank canvas, one would think I should be able to paint a word picture; yet it’s like I can’t see the blog for the fog. Have I become color blind?

So it’s just the time of day, a mere matter of mind over time. Tomorrow the fog will clear and this will seem like a black and white dream….

And you know what they say about a clear day….

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21 comments on “BLANK

  1. calmkate says:

    Being a huge fan of Fred and Gingers … loved their set and her dress was dreamy!
    Anthony has won me … thanks heaps for this colourful Blank post 🙂

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    • mistermuse says:

      I’m a big fan of Fred and Ginger too, but for me, the outstanding ‘find’ among the 3 clips was “The No-Color Time of the Day.” I’ve also been a big fan of Peggy Lee for a long time, but somehow I’d never heard her (or anyone) sing that great song before. I probably missed it because, the year she recorded it (1960) was the year I was drafted into the army. Also, Rock ‘n’ Roll had taken over pop culture by then, and a wistful song like “No-Color Time” had little chance of becoming a hit.

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  2. scifihammy says:

    haha Interesting how you construct your posts. 🙂
    I often have an idea for a post and think of the title before I start writing. Sometimes I struggle for the right title. Now I know I can should put BLANK! 😀
    Really like the Fred and Ginger clip. They were so elegant together. 🙂

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    • mistermuse says:

      Although I sometimes think of a title before I start writing, when that happens I almost always have some idea of what I’m going to write. The previous post was a case of thinking of (and ‘falling in love’ with) the title before I had a clue what to write. So, being “boxed in by the title” led to the post being a bit more bawdy than it might otherwise have been.

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  3. arekhill1 says:

    Drawing a blank when staring at an empty computer screen is common. But I wouldn’t recommend titling many posts “Blank.” The more alarming the titles of my posts, the more hits they get, although the percentage of people who just read the title and promptly take offense probably approaches 50%.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Such is life in the blog city, Ricardo. I don’t understand how anyone could object to the gentle tweaks you employ in your posts and titles. As for my titles, maybe you’re right. As a step in the direction you suggest, for my next post, I’m thinking of titling it BLANKETY-BLANK. If someone takes offence at my upping the ante, I will gently suggest that they go BLANK themselves.

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  4. Like you, I’d never heard of The No Color Time Of The Day before.
    How’d you come upon it?
    It’s nice song. I’m a sucker for songs in waltz time.

    Neil S.

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  5. Don Frankel says:

    In the movies the actors fire blanks. You can always fill in the blanks. The subject on an email can be blank and you can still send it. And, you can be a tabular rosa or a blank page. Maybe like nothing, sometimes blank, can be a real cool hand.

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  6. renxkyoko says:

    I love watching Fred Astaire dance. I wonder if he had children who inherited his dancing talent.

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  7. renxkyoko says:

    Oh, and I always end my post with the title, because I just write what comes to mind.

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  8. masercot says:

    I’m not so much on Fred Astaire, but I love Ginger Rogers… even wrote an essay about her. I think she was a pretty swell dancer; but, her comedy was even better.

    BTW, if I draw a blank on what to write about, sometimes I use a random word generator to get my brain moving around. Doesn’t always work, but it has from time to time…

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    • mistermuse says:

      If you love Ginger Rogers, you should watch (if you haven’t already) one of her lesser-known films titled THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR. In addition to be a great film, it has the distinction of being the first movie directed by Billy Wilder, and the only movie (to my knowledge) in which Ginger’s mother appeared (near the end of the film, in a short but important role).

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      • masercot says:

        I’ve seen it a few times. She is wonderful at playing a youngster, a sexy young woman and a mature mother. Jerry Lewis remade that movie in the fifties with Dean Martin. Not as good but there is a fantastic dance routine that has to be seen to be believed…

        Have you seen Monkey Business with Rogers and Cary Grant?

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      • mistermuse says:

        I’ve seen Monkey Business, but so long ago that I don’t remember it well. I think it shows up on TCM occasionally, so I’ll keep an eye open for it.

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      • masercot says:

        She dances in it, almost as an afterthought, but she is so GOOD at it.

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  9. da-AL says:

    you’ve fashioned a kaleidascope for us 🙂

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