A Few of Butterfly's Favorite Things
They are the things we reach for again and again for comfort, entertainment, inspiration, retreat. The "If I were on a desert island" lists. Silly or sublime, mind numbing or life changing, pure escape or pure challenge. Old friends one and all, they spoke to us once in a special way and we've never forgotten their message.
Books - The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley), Still Life With Woodpecker (Tom Robbins), The High Kings (Joy Chant), Outlander (Diana Gabaldon), The Infinity Concerto (Greg Bear), A Wrinkle In Time (Madeline L'Engle), The Eleven Million Mile High Dancer (Carol Hill), Blind Voices (Tom Reamy), The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien), Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins), Lunatics (Bradley Denton)
Movies - Joe vs. the Volcano, Sex Lies and Videotape, My Neighbor Totoro, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion In Winter, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Princess Bride, Fantasia, Bedazzled, The Corn Is Green, The Stunt Man
Music - Where Have I Known You Before? (Chick Corea), Strange Angels (Laurie Anderson), The Art of Fugue (J. S. Bach), Unplugged (Alice In Chains), Spinning Around the Sun (Jimmie Dale Gilmore), In The Digital Mood (Glenn Miller Orchestra), Parcel of Rogues (Steeleye Span), Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd), Poet's Heart (Kate Wolf), A Night At The Opera (Queen), Famous Blue Raincoat (Jennifer Warnes)
Cartoons - Betty Boop, Looney Tunes, Beanie and Cecil, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Animaniacs
Other Favorites - Thunderstorms, beaches, mountains, wind, snow. Skinnydipping. Tourist traps and ethnic markets. Food - Indian, Thai, Cajun, Mexican, Italian, and anything spicy. Strong coffee. Chocolate. Stout. Ice cream. Hardware stores. Libraries. Leather. Renaissance and other festivals. Street vendors. Buster Keaton. Hammocks. Goats. Staying up to see the sun rise. Massage. Reading in the bathtub. People watching.