As I write this, the voices of Elizabeth Taylor and Katherine Hepburn yelling in the background in a key scene from “Suddenly Last Summer” from my television along with the chirping of birds outside. Jean Claude is resting on top of an arm chair downstairs watching the world. Roxie is watching the movie.
It’s been a long rough week, work is real work and also just finished up a project with some young people and a close friend. Last night some chaos as some young men who were not part of the team project showed up with swagger, brash and foul mouths. The leaders of the team including one young woman calmed things down. Afterwards I spoke with the young woman, so unsure, feeling the need to apologize because she is a leader, a star. It saddened me and we discussed the incident and her need to apologize when I drove her home. She felt a little better and I hope better about herself and her right to celebrate her achievements.
In another old favorite “All About Eve” in that beautiful script by Jospeh Mankiewich script George Saunders tells Ann Baxter “The Eve” character “We are all equipped with little horns to blow on about our triumphs.” Just ask Roxie