So I was watching The Sound of Music--I have a serious weakness for old musicals, Meet Me in St. Louis for Christmas, Gigi and Easter Parade for spring, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers anytime and My Fair Lady for dresses--and I heard lines that I never quite heard before. I am not wild about 'My Favorite Things'. I love the goat song, the tea, the jam, and my grandmother's favorite, "Climb Every Mountain' but not the raindrops on roses. Maybe it is just too familiar--brown paper packages, whiskers on kittens yadda, yadda. It isn't that I don't love those things it is just to peachy and creamy, sugary cutsey in places.
And then I listened this time. Kurt, yes I know their names, shouts out, "A good sneeze' as his favorite thing. A good sneeze is good. And not cutsey. So listened to the whole movie and several times I was stopped by a line more sardonic and adult than I was expecting. Funny what happens when you switch your ears on. Good writing turns up in the weirdest places.