My life is hectic, but I am still blessed to live in a lovely community, in a nation, that despite the body blows it’s sustained, is still the best. Somehow it seems appropriate to celebrate with one of the greatest singers America has created, singing a song that just takes one outside of oneself.
I just love this song. I think it has the most beautiful lyrics ever written for an American love song — and who better to do it justice than Ella Fitzgerald?
Honestly, what can be better than this?
I remember, too, a distant bell
And stars that fell,
Like rain out of the blue
When my life is through
And the angels ask to me recall
The thrill of it all,
Then I shall tell them I remember you.
And here’s a luscious bonus version from Nat King Cole:
It doesn’t get better than this:
Ella Fitzgerald, singing Cole Porter’s “From this Moment On,” which he wrote for Kiss Me Kate:
Do you sometimes get the urge to listen to one of the best singers ever? I do. So here’s some Ella: