It’s June!

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Nettie
March went out like a lion
A whippin up the water in the bay
Then April cried and stepped aside,
And along come pretty little May!
May was full of promises
But she didn’t keep ’em quickly enough for some
And a crowd of doubtin’ Thomas’s
Was predictin’ that the summer’d never come

Men
But it’s comin, by gum,
We can feel it come,
You can feel it in your heart
You can see it in the ground

Girls
You can see it in the trees
You can smell it in the breeze

All
Look around! Look around! Look around!

Nettie
June is bustin’ out all over
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes
And the rompin’ river pushes
Ev’ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill!

–Rodgers and Hammerstein, from “Carousel”

My mother loved Broadway musicals, and she played her record albums over and over.  These songs are imprinted in my memory.  So June…it’s bustin out all over!  I decided to make my monthly grid bust out from it’s square form too, and when I finished and looked at it I realized…well, you can’t escape your influences.

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Miriam Schapiro fan

You can see and hear “June is Bustin’ Out All Over”, with choreography by Agnes de Mille, from the 1956 film of “Carousel”, here:  https://www.ncfr.org/news/zippy-weekly-videos/june-bustin-out-all-over-rhs-carousel-1956

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7 responses to “It’s June!”

  1. createarteveryday says :

    Beautiful! I’m getting the image of a piñata as an accompaniment to this for some reason! Happy June. 💜

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  2. memadtwo says :

    Funny the similarities between our families. We also grew up with Broadway musical records; my sister and I would dance around the living room and we knew the words to everything. I guess it was the times? Anyway, this is a lovely piece and I got a kick out of seeing the words written out.

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    • memadtwo says :

      I do think it was the times. But not totally. We were on the same trajectory from the start it seems…
      I ended up watching lots of videos of these songs…I still love them.

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Maybe we should be memadtwo(1) and memadtwo(2)?

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  4. memadtwo says :

    Thanks, I don’t mind either!

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