Monday, July 30, 2012

16th Street the richest street in the world

Congratulations Gabbie ...
One of the pleasures of parenting is reading your children the young-adult classics that were too complicated for you and are, likewise, too complicated for them...

As we all suspect, thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. One needs to go where people are serious about acting. The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes... It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday. It beats parliamentary library or committees or any Wickenby of bottom of the habours ... You always were curious about other bohemians That's the essence of your acting. Golden age of Acting- That is the way to feel and to be :-)

When, in September 1967, the BBC Home Service became BBC Radio 4, these are the words the continuity announcer spoke at closedown: 'This is the end of the Home Service for today and for all days. So goodbye Home Service - two of the best words in the British language. We're like a bride on the eve of her wedding, we go on being the same person, we hope, but we'll never again have the same name.'

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated

Poetry Parnassus is a chance for culture to take its rightful place in the building of a community of world artists

Rule No. 9: Have adventures. The Hemingway mode was in ascendancy for decades before it was eclipsed by trendy fabulist “exercises.” The pendulum is swinging back, though, and it’s going to knock these effete eggheads right out of their Aeron chairs. Keep ahead of the curve. Get out and see the world. It’s not going to kill you to butch it up a tad. Book passage on a tramp steamer. Rustle up some dysentery; it’s worth it for the fever dreams alone. Lose a kidney in a knife fight. You’ll be glad you did.

One sometimes finds what one is not looking for...
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
-Anne Frank