Music is at once the most wonderful, the most alive of all the arts — it is the most abstract, the most perfect, the most pure — and the most sensual. I listen with my body and it is my body that aches in response to the passion and pathos embodied in this music. – Susan Sontag
Being together is a choice we make, daily. Every moment. Before every embrace. After every argument.
In the smooth and the rough, we choose. We choose to work for it. We choose to fight for it. We choose to love.
We choose to be at our best. And that choice means being together.
It the best choice I make every day.
From the incredible Patrick Rhone
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” – Abraham Lincoln
HT – Cultural Offering
“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”
― Frederick Buechner
It’s time you realised that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet. – Marcus Aurelius
There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart, not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job.
It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life.
This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modelled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everyone’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing
Disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.
Meryl Streep, Golden Globes, January 2017 – let’s see how the next four years unfold