My Tiffany’s

Since the first time I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it has been my favorite movie.  There’s something about the 1960s charm: the clothes, the sayings and phrases, and the subtle glamour.  But I also think it is the beautiful melody of “Moon River,” combined with the Audrey Hepburn’s grace, and the storyline of young woman finding her place in the world.  (There’s also a party scene in which the cops are called and a few party-goers escape via the window.   Does this resonate with any one, especially my fellow Residence Life folks?)  Despite Holly Golightly’s various predicaments, she also finds solace in a visit to Tiffany’s.  A haven from the ‘mean reds.’ 

The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of…The only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there.”

And while this is slightly dramatic, we all have our places of comfort we visit when the world around us feels a little haywire.

If there was a close enough Tiffany’s, I would probably frequent it to calm my ‘mean reds.’  As it is a bit of a drive, I find my comfort from local areas and establishments around the Golden, Colorado area.

Clear Creek
South Table Top Mountain
 What are the places in which you find solace?  What comforts you when all is awry? 

With the recent shootings in Colorado, not far from where I live, I know there are many Student Affairs professions putting in the time to provide comfort and support to those affected by the loss of 12 lives and many more who were wounded.  And no doubt that it takes a toll on those who provide the support.  With this in mind, please have a place that eases your mind readily available.

Please keep victims and their loved ones in your thoughts.  While I don’t believe it to be, I sure hope it to be the last tragedy of its kind.

Katie Schmalel

Moon River
By Henry Mancini
Moon River, wider than a mile, 

I'm crossing you in style some day. 

Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker, 

wherever you're going I'm going your way.

Two drifters off to see the world. 

There's such a lot of world to see. 

We're after the same rainbow's end-- 
waiting 'round the bend, 

my huckleberry friend, 

Moon River and me.

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