Sunday, August 02, 2020

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 2

Today's happiness -- Deep, honeyed tones. It's August, and for classic movie fans, that means one thing: Summer Under the Stars on TCM.  24 hours of programming devoted to a single star. Today, it's Rock Hudson.

When I was a kid, I thought he was corny and passé. Then he became the poster child for AIDS. Over the last decade or so, I've come to appreciate him as a screen presence. He was a truly gifted light comedian* and, in the right role, a very sincere and compelling performer. And oh, that voice!

Today I'm happy to see the focus on Rock Hudson's career, because I've read his work was important to him.

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.

*Have you ever seen him in the "Palm Springs" episode of I Love Lucy? He is charming in his monologue about Adele and poor Sam.