--IT WASN'T ME
…Hey, it’s the weekend. Do you have big plans? Hopefully you’ve got something fun scheduled.
…So I saw “Book of Mormon” the other night.
I didn’t really know what to expect, but I didn’t anticipating the whole show being a mockery of Mormons.
The crowd seemed to love it. Me, I felt embarrassed to be there. It was like watching a defenseless 3rd grader being ridiculed.
I kept wondering how the crowd would have reacted if it were Christians, or African Americans, or Jews, or over-weight people, being ridiculed.
It’s interesting what is allowable and what isn’t.
I’m not overly P.C., but the play really disturbed me.
Then again, I may be on the fringe.
…This weekend I am going to try seeing “Amour”. What will you do?
…”Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." James Lane Allen
"When nothing is sure, everything is possible." Margaret Drabble
"Sex can be frightening, but love contains and banishes fear." PW
"We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us." St. Bernard of Clatrvaux
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T. S. Eliot
"The best mask for demoralization is daring." Lucan
"There is no gene for fate." Gattaca
"Life goes on no matter what the hell you do." Leon Panetta
"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose." Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when you grow up." Picasso
"To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness." Confucius