Wednesday, June 9, 2010

put your hand in the hand

After the verb "to love," "to help" is the most beautiful verb in the world.

Bertha von Suttner (9 june 1843 -1914) novelist & activist
first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1905)

love. help. two beautiful action words. speaking of help - I recently finished the help by kathryn stockett. terrific read, I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up. my bookgroup, like many others picked it and we will be discussing it at tonight's bookgroup. apparently the book has been plugged and praised by media mogul oprah winfrey. I was curious about whether oprah picked up the film rights. she didn't, however, I did learn that according to portal of all knowledge* (PAK), tate taylor, a friend of the author, optioned the film rights to the book before the book was even released. and according to PAK, taylor will write and direct the film.

gospel pop song, put your hand in the hand, was first recorded in 1970 by canadian singer anne murray; the song has been covered by a slew of recording artists - including ocean (vid below), joan baez, elvis presley and even the beastie boys

photo: detail of belmont mural - a community mural project first painted in 1996, the mural suffered extensive damage and was restored in 2004. portland, oregon, april 2010

*I hope everyone realizes when I use this expression, I do so only in the most cheeky, (or would that be tongue in cheek) fashion


Megan said...

I have started using that expression, too! :)

Watson said...

What a beautiful mural. Liked the song too ... brought back loads of memories!

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

here is mine tt post.
there are candy treats on my previous post.
take and enjoy some!