Moon River, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style, someday…. ~ Henry Mancini (music) & Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
My dearest E.,
This may turn out to be your current, favourite bed-time song. I sang it to you tonight and watched as your big round eyes quietly surveyed my face. You looked at me for a long time, your little face content and silently happy, your eyes beckoning sleep, as Morpheus rocked you in his arms with your head on my lap.
I don’t remember how I came to sing this song to you. I just did. And it must have been magical because you immediately fell silent upon hearing my voice. You stopped climbing over our pillows, you stopped laughing and smiled instead, and cleverly laid your head down on my lap, your tiny fingers twirling your favourite blanket.
“Moon River” is the original theme song from the black-and-white classic film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, produced by Paramound Pictures in 1961, starring the everlasting beauty, Audrey Hepburn. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the movie, was based on the short book by renowned author, Truman Capote (You will find Capote’s books on my book shelf, lovey. He is a wonderful writer with an honest, vivid imagination).
Here are the lyrics; sing along with me if you remember the music…
Wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style
Oh, dream maker, you heart-breaker
Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way
Two drifters off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
Waiting ’round the bend
My Huckleberry friend
Moon River, and me