I watched the film Moonrise Kingdom which is a touching and funny story about two 12 year olds falling in love.

As I was watching it, a song came into my mind that I had not heard for a long time – Leo Sayer’s “Moonlighting” which is about a young couple in love, who are eloping to Gretna Green.
 

He sees her at the same time every night
At that the Mexican discotheque
She gives him French kisses
He gives her French cigarettes
They sit at the same table every time
The lights are low but their eyes shine
Just digging the music from those sweet soul bands
She keeps him outta fights holds on to his hand
He whispers slowly “tonight’s the night”
Months of planning so it’s gotta be right
Under the table her bag is busting at the seams
She made sure to bring everything

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

His blue Morris van is parked in an alley
Just by Montague Street
His friend Eddie he did the respray
So he couldn’t drive it all last week
And it cost most of the money
That he had saved up to pay Eddie’s receipt
But he figures it’s worth it
(‘Cos the disguise is a must)
When they go missing

They’re gonna look for the van first
She whispers slowly “It’ll be alright
I took some cash from my building society
And my monthly cheque came in just right
If only they knew they weren’t giving it away”

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

9:15 Monday morning at the printing works
The boss notices someone’s not clocked in
And the water department
Of the council offices has a message
That Mrs. Park’s daughter is missing
Meanwhile the Carlisle turn-off
Of the m6 motorway
Drinking cold black coffee
Eating hot cup cakes

She stares at him with his beard unshaved
Wonders at his powers of staying awake
He whispers slowly “you did just fine”
They shared the driving all through the night
She laughs “my mother will have lost her mind”
We’re only ten miles to Gretna
They’re three hundred behind”

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

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We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

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The “world’s saddest zoo” is in the Grandview Shopping Mall in Guangzhou, China. Polar bears, arctic foxes, beluga whales, a wolf, and walruses, are being kept in conditions that are so vastly removed from their natural habitat, they represent one of the most distressing examples of animal deprivation. Conditions at the Grandview do not even come close to meeting any internationally recognised standards.

Humane Society International is supporting  Chinese partner groups and  friends at Animals Asia Foundation and Born Free Foundation in speaking up for these animals in desperate need. We have already raised a complaint with a Chinese government office, and now we need to add your voices calling for swift action.

Please sign the petition today in support of closing the zoo and re-homing all the animals in the best available sanctuary.

The Life That I Have by Leo Marks

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The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

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