This week at Theme Thursday: Suitcase!
After the theme of "vacation" last week, I was a bit 'at sea' as to where to go with a theme of "suitcase" so quickly.
Here is what I came up with:
First, I thought of the thing that always pops into my head when I hear "suitcase" (and I am not kidding).
Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time", my favorite song from this great artist. I loved this video when it was released, waaaay back when I was 13. The song is so good, such a well written, emotional masterpiece. A classic now.
And the video was great, as well. Her character was so interesting to me, hopeful and sad at the same time. And by the end, all alone.
I always think of this in regards to suitcases, because of the odd assortment Cyndi had; a huge (for her size) duffel bag, a round hat box thing, and a metal lunch box. Definitely unique.
Next, I thought of George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life". George has such big dreams of leaving Bedford Falls and traveling the world. But life keeps getting in his way.
Here he is demonstrating how big of a suitcase he wants for all his travels:
George wanted it to have room for lots of stickers, from around the world. Something like this:
We know that by the end of the movie, George has learned that it doesn't matter where you go or what possessions you have. All that is important is who you love and are loved by. That is what makes a "wonderful life".
Then, I thought of this scene, from "Evita" with Madonna.
I think Madonna was pretty damn good in this film. Her acting has always been less then stellar, but here, with the acting and singing working together, I think she did her best film work.
Oddly, I remembered this scene, from the pilot episode of "Mork & Mindy":
Mindy had still be skeptical of Mork's claim that he is an alien. Until a knock at the door finds a floating egg in the hallway, there to deliver Mork's lost luggage. She is a little more willing to believe his strange claims after this!
Lastly, I recalled the classic episode of "I Love Lucy" called "The Passports", which originally aired way back in 1955.
In this episode, Lucy is unable to locate her birth certificate, which she needs for a passport for their European trip. She gets one of her bright ideas, thinking she can hide in Fred and Ethel's old steamer trunk. Of course, she gets locked inside.
Here is a replica of the trunk used in the show:
Strangely, this is a light-activated cookie jar. Not sure how that bit of merchandising came to be, but it is kind of cool, nonetheless.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane.
And hey, no suitcases were lost on this journey!