Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer. - Simone Weil
I am constantly surprised by and reminded of how little control I actually exert over the unfolding events of my own life. My best intentions are often hijacked by distraction.
"The artist's work is to lift people out of their usual sense of their own cosmos into a higher vision of what's going on up there." ~Peter Sellars
I began writing this blog in Rijeka, Croatia, a town on the Adriatic Sea, while re-staging a production of TRISTAN AND ISOLDE that premiered shortly before Covid shut down the world.
"The artist rummages through the world, attends lovingly on everyday things and tells their story." -Byung-Chul Han
"As a writer I exist in a constant state of doubt, and this is not the impediment to my art, it’s the precondition of it." -Stacy D’Erasmo
Everything is the same and everything is different. - Gertrude Stein
Experience is a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness. - Henry James
On Memorial Day weekend, for the first time in a year and a half, I attended the theater.
I grew up in a Navy family and almost every year we packed up and moved to another state, sometimes even to another country.