Sunday, March 13, 2011

JAPAN rescue and Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo

Yes, I have disappeared for a
 couple of weeks.  Not much
 more to say about that (or
at least at this time.)
I did want to share a couple
of things that I hope you
will find uplifting during
 this sad time for
 Japan and the world.

Sixty-year-old survivor Hiromitsu
Shinkawa waves from wreckage,
 as crew members of Japan
Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF)
Aegis vessel Choukai rescue him. 
"A 60-year-old man was rescued two
days after he was swept miles out
 to sea on the roof of his house by the
 huge tsunami which hit Japan Friday,
 plucked to safety at 12:40 p.m local
 time Sunday (10:40 p.m. Saturday ET)
after he  was spotted nine miles off
 shore by the crew of a Maritime
Self-Defense Force destroyer, the AFP
 said."  To read the rest of this msn
 article, please click HERE
Such good news during this distressing
 time.  Can you imagine the joy, both the
rescuers and Hiromitsu must have felt
when they saw each other?
I am sending Hiromitsu and all
 his country-people loving
 thoughts and prayers.
Please join me.

Only a few more pages left in my
 little Hallmark book.  This quote is
 by Lao-tzu  Chinese philosopher
 (604 BC - 531 BC)
And lastly, to leave you
feeling happy and I hope,
 in a good mood,
 this wonderful interview about
 Kevin Clash, the man who is Elmo!

Click HERE for the article on
Mom & Pop Culture's website.
 This new documentary,
 "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" 
is directed by Constance Marks.
What a nice story showing
Kevin's life and journey as a
puppeteer and becoming not
only Elmo, but several other
characters over the years.
Thanks Kevin for the laughs
and the sweet disposition
 of dear Elmo!
Several years ago, Elmo
was on the Martha Stewart
show and I remember he
said several funny comments
that were just shy of adult
humor....I got such a kick
out of him and have loved
him from that day on.  I was
so happy to see this article
and learn about this talented
 man.  Little Elmo seems so
real, it's hard to believe there
 is a man behind the puppet!
One more thing, I haven't forgotten
my blog giveaway!   More details
  later, but to enter, just become
 a follower of my blog
 and then leave a comment.
If you are already a follower,
just leave a nice comment.
Spring is almost here!

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