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Monday Quote

I have lived long enough: my way of life

Is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf;

And that which should accompany old age, 

As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, 

I must not look to have. 


It's too hot. The air is bad. I'm planning to find some reasons to keep going. Any minute. 


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Monday Quote

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date."

~ William Shakespeare


To my mind, the best week of summer is the week before Memorial Day. Then the days begin to tumble through the season ~ next week is Fourth of July, the week after Labor Day, & here we are with the leaves falling. I didn't mean to get old. 

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Shakespeare in the Park-

(pause) -ing Lot
(That's how I was told to say it: Shakespeare in the Park      ing Lot.)

Our oldest grandchild, Celeste, is an intern for them this summer; her ambition is to be a stage manager.

So we went to see Twelfth Night. Sadly, the DOT is selling the lot so this is their last season here. It's fun to see a theater work with almost nothing, strictly for love—amateur in the best sense.

After, we got interviewed for Japanese television, because Johnny was wearing a t-shirt with Shakespeare's picture & the legend "Will Power." He said we've been coming for 20 years. Free, outdoors, New York event: what's not to like?

We saw every play by Shakespeare at the Public from 1987-97 (by buying the whole package in advance). Joe Papp promised to kiss everyone at the last production but sadly, he died in 1991. We saw Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham, Anne Meara, Cynthia Nixon, Milo O'Shea, Kevin Kline, Jerry Stiller, Christopher Walken, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Reeve, Alfre Woodard, Joan Cusack, Gregory Hines, Michelle Pfeiffer, Raul Julia, Morgan Freeman, Helen Hunt, Denzel Washington, Andre Braugher, Bill Irwin, Patrick Stewart, Jeffrey Wright, Vanessa Redgrave and more in the complete Marathon. Yeah, wow.

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