Found in one of my favorite used bookstores, a rather interesting book by Caitlin Thomas. The memoir, written after the death of her husband, poet Dylan Thomas is bleakly titled, “Leftover Life to Kill”. It apparently caused a stir in 1957 when she wrote it, for her uninhibited and soul rending account of her marriage to Dylan and her days following his death. Reading it tonight, I came across some lines that I loved, because of the implied intimacy and insight into Dylan’s literary preferences:
Dylan used to read to me in bed. He read interminable Dickens novels, to which he was loyally devoted, no sentimental verbosities would change him, though he did bog down somewhere in Little Dorrit. He categorically refused to look at Proust, Jane Austin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and a lot of the obvious classics, though I furiously asked him, how could he know that he wouldn’t like them, without bothering to look; but there is no doubt he knew all right. He probably knew, more than anybody, what he liked, and what he didn’t like, and what he wanted, and what he didn’t want; without, like most people, having to find out. ~Caitlin Thomas
Quote from: Leftover Life to Kill, published by Little, Brown & Co. 1957
In the world of film-making, Wes Anderson has a truly unique vision. It seems as if he can slip into another world with ease, creating wholly original characters, yet always with Wes’ voice. When I settle in at the theater to watch one of his new films, there is always an anticipation that isn’t there for me when I view other films – it’s the same sort of feeling I had as a kid when I would open a new book – you’re ready to meet a cast of interesting people and slide into another world. All of his characters are eccentric and more often than not, highly intelligent and creative. His latest film since “Moonrise Kingdom,” is set for release March 7, 2014 and is called, “The Grand Budapest” – check out the trailer below – and for more pics, check out my Pinterest board: World of Wes.
“It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.” ~Marilyn Monroe
“The part after dinner, when you have no place to go and nothing to do, when you just enjoy each others company, is the defining moment.” ~ Marilyn Monroe (with Arthur Miller, Beverly Hills, California 1960)
I have always loved the ballet and like a lot of young girls, I took years of lessons. I don’t believe in regrets, but I do wish I would have stayed with it longer than I did (although I’m sure my feet thank me for exiting stage right). I watched the amazingly talented Peter Martins when he danced for Balanchine, and now he is Ballet Master in Chief of the NYC Ballet. In this video clip, Principal dancers, Ashley Bouder & Sara Mearns discuss Peter Martins’ version of “Swan Lake”.
If you’re in New York this September: NYC BALLET – SWAN LAKE – SEPTEMBER 17, 18, 20, 21 MAT & EVE 22, 2013