Imago lacus

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.”

Katharine Hepburn
All about me (biopic)

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