Imperfect but tries, messy but kind

You know that song that you used to sing and/or listen to over and over and over again because its resonance was so strong that it was almost scary?  And then sometimes that song disappears for a while, only to return and remind you how perfectly it fits into your life?  I’d like to thank Sara Bareilles for reminding me of that.


Happy Anniversary West Side Story

Fifty years ago today, the film version of Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents’ musical West Side Story premiered in theaters. One of the most successful film musicals ever, with an impressive 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Directors, Life.com makes note of this noteworthy anniversary by sharing never before seen photographs of leading lady Natalie Wood.

Put on the soundtrack and enjoy Maria as you’ve never seen her before.