Name a book that you want to share so much that you keep giving away copies: A Little Book on the Human Shadow, by Robert Bly (you know, the Jungian thing, but well written) and When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron, the Buddhist approach to your personal life when it is going to hell in a handbasket.
Name a piece of music that changed the way you listen to music: Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, as performed by Itzhak Perlman
Name a film you can watch again and again without fatigue: Well, here’s four: Chariots of Fire, The Constant Gardner, the first Harry Potter movie, or A Christmas Story
Name a performer for whom you suspend all disbelief: Albert Pujols, first baseman for the St Louis Cardinals (aren’t baseball players performers?) When he’s up to bat, I just stop what I’m doing and watch. Otherwise, Ralph Fiennes, Itzhak Perlman, Jemma Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Ben Kingsley
Name a work of art you'd like to live with: verMeer’s, “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, before it was a book/movie, or quite a few works by Edward Hopper except the lighthouse ones.....
Name a work of fiction which has penetrated your real life: Early in life, you know, high school: 1984 by the Orwell guy, in the last three months: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, the fictionalized account of his experiences in Vietnam. Rich in images that don’t seem to fade---the beauty and the horror.
Name a punch line that always makes you laugh:
After the bumbling Ispector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) has just trashed her piano, a woman screams: “That was a priceless grand piano!”
Clouseau: “Not any more”
Tagging: Geo, Ed, Grandma Nan, Mindy, brother Chris and anyone else who feel so moved....