“For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!”
–Paul Anka for Frank Sinatra
Mama Bird in Her Easter Duds – Watercolor & Ink
It’s another Eastery image for you. I painted this during that
monster snow storm we had in January of 2011. I was in a motel room,
since it wouldn’t be possible to get out of our steep driveway at home.
We were there for 4 days! I liked this winter much better!!!
I’m still working on the large acrylic. It’s coming along nicely. I
really hope I can finish it over the weekend, but we’ll see. More
sneak peeks coming.
I heard My Way by Frank Sinatra on my way
in to work today and I love the words to it, so when I got to work, I
looked it up. This is part of that song. The lyrics of “My Way” tell
the story of a man who, having grown old, reflects on his life as death
approaches. He is comfortable with his mortality and takes
responsibility for how he dealt with all the challenges of life while
maintaining a respectable degree of integrity.
“My Way” is a song popularized by Frank Sinatra. Its
lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to music based on the French
song “Comme d’habitude” composed in 1967 by Claude François and Jacques
Revaux, with lyrics by Claude François and Gilles Thibault. Comme
d’habitude had in turn originally been written in English, titled “For
Me”. Anka’s English lyrics are unrelated to the original French song or
the earlier English version. “My Way” is often quoted as the most
covered song in history. Source: Wikipedia
Listen to it here… Frank Sinatra, My Way (Live at the Royal Festival Hall 1971) by waytoblue