Thursday, August 16, 2012

Life and Happy Thoughts

I don't know about you guys, but the beginning of August has been a bit rough and tumble for me emotionally, and it's not just the heat-and-humidity-induced smell of the city that's getting to me. Two amazing men in my professional life passed away this month, one of them much too young in the prime of his life. Both spent their time inspiring other people and tirelessly throwing themselves into their passion for this industry. 

Life is funny. Day to day I'm auditioning through the longest dry spell I've had so far in New York, simultaneously struggling to keep some perspective on why I'm still duking it out AND YET knowing with absolute certainty that there is nothing I want more than to act. I'm an actor, dammit. You don't really decide to be one. You just kinda are.

And so, August, I will begin my blogs in you with life filled happy thoughts. Because life is a gift. It can disappear startlingly fast. It can revive and rout the enemy with miraculous chance. It switches on a dime. And you know what? Life is great. Therefore, August, I will revel and rejoice in life. I will fill my brain with good thoughts from great people. Here are some I have commandeered:

"Life is too short to not have fun." - my Dad

"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity." - Gilda Radner

"After each experience, you grow up, you get enriched with something, and you don't know how you're going to be in six months, you don't know what you're going to want, what you're going to need." - Audrey Tatou

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before." - Mae West
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain 


  1. Life is sweet! Life is fragile! Life is transparent! Life is complex! Life is delicious! Life is perplexing! Life is painful! Life is soft! Life is fleeting! Life is common to all, yet no two alike. Life is a mystery, a rich complex exhilarating journey! You are correct in acknowledging life as a gift! YES! A precious God given gift! Thank you, Lord!

  2. Thanks Momo, you are right. Yes, life is a gift. It's many many things but definitely a gift. Thanks for stopping by the blog!! :)

    1. You are always top in my list of life esssentials! God has a SPECIFIC plan in your life! PLEASE do NOT be discouraged!! Life is often tough! Only the strong survive.... and... YOU!! Jeanne Joe are STRONG!!! I am praying!!! God's grace to be spilled on you to overflowing!! I love you forever!!!! MOMO