|"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln|
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
In an interview with Newsweek, when L'Engle was asked if the film "met her expectations" she said, "Yes, I expected it to be bad, and it is." The film was subsequently released on DVD. The special features included a "very rare" interview with Madeleine L'Engle, discussing the novel.
The song is told from the point of view of a prisoner who has completed his three-year sentence but is uncertain if he will be welcomed home.
He writes his love, asking her to tie a yellow ribbon around the "ole oak tree" in front of the house (which the bus, bringing him home from prison, will pass by) if she wants him to return to her life; if he does not see such a ribbon, he will remain on the bus (taking that to mean he is unwelcome). He asks the bus driver to check, fearful of not seeing anything,.
To his amazement, the entire bus cheers the response – there are 100 yellow ribbons around the tree, a sign he is very much welcome.
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