Huguette from My Emotional Fingerprint has a very good impression about my ability to write so she thought very well to test me and nominate me for the “Borrow the Lyric” challenge. Oh you really did not understood anything dear Huguette…I’m a mess in writing 🤦♀️🤦♀️
However, I do appreciate that you have a so good opinion about my skills 😊
Is this challenge known to you? Well, for me is the first time I see it so let’s see what I need to do:
Rules (as copied from the creator):
- You need to choose a verse from a song and use it in an original poem or story.
- You must include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning.
- You need to challenge someone else and invent ONE rule they need to follow.
- You must credit the person who started this challenge (a.k.a. PJ) and the person who challenged you.
- You must include the rules of this challenge.
Huguette’s extra rule is to use a cartoon song!
Oh my, the fist cartoon that came to my mind was Heidi, Girl of the Alps, which is a Japanese anime series by Zuiyo Eizo. When I used to watch it, I have always seen it in Italian language and I never thought can be a Japanese anime series…oh well, I think I knew very little about Japanese anime at that time…
However, I’ve started to see it from when I was a little girl and last time was only 7 years ago. I had a period when I was at home and usually in the morning I always enjoyed the breakfast at home with my husband. Preparing the breakfast I used to turn on the TV and they used to do Heidi…oh how much I enjoyed that mornings…
Heidi is a young orphan girl who is taken to live with her grand-father, a silent and solitary old man living in the Swiss Alps.
I always found myself in this cartoon as I grew up with my grandparents in the mountains, I always was and I am a free spirit.
The original music in Japanese version is by Takeo Watanabe and the vocalist is Kumiko Oosugi and in Italian language is by Elisabetta Viviani.
This is the Italian version of the cartoon that I used to watch:
I have tried to find the lyrics in English and the below was the best I could find:
Heidi, Heidi, your nest is on the mountains
Heidi, Heidi, you were sad over there downtown
Wow, here’s a fantastic world
Heidi, Heidi, as white as you
Heidi, Heidi, tender, small, with such a great heart
The friends of the mountain,
Moo Moo, Chip Chip, Bah Bah
they’re telling you “don’t leave”,
They explain to you why
You’d be a little fish
that leaves the water
a bird in a cage
that will die of boredom
Heidi, Heidi, the mountains smile at you
Heidi, Heidi, the little goats say hello to you
White Snow, looks like cloud milk
Heidi, Heidi, everything belongs to you
She was a little girl when her parents took her to live with her grandparents into the mountains. They did not have any other choice, forced to work from early morning to very late evening, sometimes also during the night to pay their bills, and with no time for their tender and small daughter. She was a lonely and sad child, very quiet and with no friends.
She was used to the city with tall buildings, only steel and concrete, that always made her feel uneasy, like a bird into a cage, and she was very surprised when she saw her grandparents’s house surrounded by wonderful nature. At the back of the house she could see the beautiful mountains with their white peaks, all around the house luxurious greenery, wild flowers, she could hear the birds singing and the little goats playing and she thought is a dream, a completely different world, a fantastic world.
Day by day, with the help of her grandparents and surrounded by nature, she started to change. She enjoyed the long walks into the nature, listening to the birds singing, watching the animals play, all made her happy, she knew she found her nest into the mountains.
And now my nominees:
- Betty https://whattodothismonth.wordpress.com
- Simon https://penonsite.wordpress.com
- Rory https://aguycalledbloke.blog
I will also keep the extra rule, so go with a cartoon song 😊😉