RIP Doris Day

There is something special about an old Hollywood movie. A certain quality of film making that today is sometimes pushed aside for the latest and greatest technology.

Today, we lost one of the icons of old Hollywood, Doris Day.

During her heyday, Day was on of the most recognized performers in the world. A triple threat, she could act, sing and dance like nobody’s business. Looking back, her image was emblematic of the period. With her blue eyes and blonde hair, she was the all-American women. Day’s most notable parts were as the sexualized virgin: smart, sassy, romantic and convincing her leading man to fall in love with her, marry her and take her to bed without directly saying so.

My favorite Doris Day film is Pillow Talk. Playing opposite her long time friend and collaborator, Rock Hudson. While there are certain elements of the film that are very dated, the comedy and the double entendres still hold up to this day.

My favorite song of her’s is her most famous: Que Sera Sera from the Hitchcock film, The Man Who Knew Too Much. It’s one of those songs that I think still hold up to this day.

Wherever you are in heaven, Doris Day, RIP. May your memory be a blessing.


Que Sera Sera

“Que sera, sera/Whatever will be, will be/The future’s not ours to see/Que sera, sera/What will be, will be”

There is an old adage: the only thing that is predictable in life is death and taxes. Nothing else is certain and nothing else is set in stone.

I believe in fate. Not the kind of fate where we sit back, rest on our laurels and let life take us wherever it takes us. I believe in the kind of fate where hard work and fate get us to where we need to be at.

I’ve been at this new job for about a month. Like anything new, it is not easy. There are many things to learn and even more things to remember. I’ve stopped counting the mistakes I’ve had to correct.

I don’t know what will happen with this job. The only thing I can do is take it day by day and hope that I will succeed. And if not, well, there is always something new to learn.


I am aware of the opportunity before me.

I could go back to where I was, but that is up in the air as of right now.

But if that does not pan out, I have to force myself to look at my present situation as a challenge and an opportunity.

I know it won’t be easy. I will make a few mistakes along the way. Where and when I will end up is a mystery.

But life is a mystery and a challenge.  Nothing is guaranteed.

I put my faith and my hope in the hands of my creator, the one who watches over me and everyone else in the world.

I know that everything in life happens for a reason. The hard times I’ve been through have made me the person I am today.

I know I am stronger than my fears and my insecurities.

Doris Day once sang the following lyrics: que sera sera, whatever will be will be, the future is not ours to see.

Tomorrow is a new day, a new chance and a new opportunity.



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