Stargayzing is truly a labor of love for me. The pleasure of writing and sharing my words with you is the overarching reason I work so hard. But the time required to post as much as I do—not to even begin to mention the blog’s evil sister, that bitch social media, does wear one down after this many months without a break. For that reason I’ve decided to press “pause” for the month of August while I recharge and renew, the better to return after Labor Day and approach the writing with my customary vigor.
I wanted to end this blog post with a video and considered many things. First I was going to be silly and share the amazing Rock Hudson/Bea Arthur number Everybody Today is Turnin’ On from I Love My Wife. Then I thought I would use the Glass Tiger’s Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone, one of my favorite mid-1980s pop songs, but I decided the video was kind of boring and the message kind of obvious. In the end I decided to just be sincere. So here is comedy legend Carol Burnett singing I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together, her show’s theme song and singing it extremely well, I might add. It was written by then-husband Joe Hamilton and it always tugged at my heart just a little bit.
See you in September!