"Kind mouse, not even you can help me this day," she cried. "I am to build a grand palace in this field by this very night and I am quite afraid of the beating I shall receive when I do not complete my task." The mouse gave the girl a look of reassurance and patted her hand. "You are weary from years of worry and must rest. I will see to this difficult task in your stead." She did as she was bid and lie down in the tall grass, where she quickly fell asleep.
The Cat Returns is one of my favorite animated films. The end song, Kaze Ni Naru, is one of my favorite parts and gave me the longing to play the ukulele. I found just the uke for me here in Montreal. It is part musical instrument and part souvenir of Quebec. I am not terribly good at it yet, but I am starting to get this song down. Once I have it figured out, I will either attempt to learn the words so I can sing along, or move on to another great song. In the meantime, here is a great cover of the song by someone who has been playing a lot longer than I have.