And I should mention the light
which falls through the big windows this time of day
italicizing everything it touches…
Yes, that’s Orion over there,
the three studs of the belt
clearly lined up just off the horizon.
And if you turn around you can see
Gemini, very visible tonight,
the twins looking off into space as usual.
That cluster a little higher in the sky
is Cassiopeia sitting in her astral chair
if I’m not mistaken.
And directly overhead,
isn’t that Virginia Woolf
slipping along the River Ouse
in her inflatable canoe?
See the wide-brimmed hat and there,
the outline of the paddle, raised and dripping stars?
Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’ in bloom now in the Camellia Garden. Magnolia x soulangeana is a hybrid of Magnolia denudata and Magnolia liliiflora developed by Etienne Soulange-Bodin in France in the early 1820’s. It is widely cultivated due to tolerance of diverse growing conditions. Many cultivars are available with flowers that range from white to claret. #magnificentmagnolias (at San Francisco Botanical Garden)
David Hammons - Bli-zaard Ball Sale (1983)
"The photos portraying Hammons with his neatly arranged rows of snowballs for sale are probably the most frequently reproduced images in the artist’s oeuvre. The piece has become iconic, the single ephemeral work – a work that is essentially about ephemerality – that has come to stand for his entire practice.”
The Medley (HQ) Pavarotti - Domingo - Carreras / The Three Tenors
Bernadette Peters singing No One is Alone, from Into the Woods
she also, Carol Burnett’s amazing number with Tim Curry and Bernadette Peters
she kills me every time with that tiny trumpet
Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Cook and Mary Martin pay tribute to the late Robert Preston on the 1987 Tony Awards, after Preston had recently passed. Bernadette Peters performs “Time Heals Everything”; Barbara Cook soars with “‘Till There Was You”; and Mary Martin comes out, talks about her love of Robert, and then sings “My Cup Runneth Over.”
You can imagine the tears when Mary Martin dedicates the song to his wife Catherine and son Richard, and Robert. What a beautiful moving tribute to a wonderful man. They don’t have tributes like this anymore.
Unfortunately, Ms. Martin sings “This House”, NOT ”My Cup Runneth Over”. But there IS a marching band! (and all three ladies are heaven). My new life goal is to deserve such a tribute.