The picture above was taken by a dear friend, the American poet Debra Kang Dean (please do not use it without permission). I met Debra three years before, when I went to Walden to work with his late husband Brad, a great Thoreau scholar. Once we spent hours tracking this quotation: "Some men go fishing all their lives without ever realizing it's not fish they are after." We concluded that Thoreau never wrote it, but si non è vero...
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Katharine Hepburn on life & Spencer Tracy
On-screen, we represented the typical American male and female. He was strong but vulnerable. I pushed until he stopped me, back and forth, until we tamed each other.
There’s been a motto in my family for as long as I can remember. My parents lived by it and so do I, and it says, “Listen to the song of life.”