Oprah’s lesson 6: Everyone wants to be heard

Published: Tue, Jun 28, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , |

Every single person you will ever meet shares a common desire. They want to know: 'Do you see me? Do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you?' Paul's response: Holding a sacred space for listening.

Tim Jackson’s economic reality check

Published: Tue, Jun 28, 2011|Filed in: Videos|Topics: , , , |

From TED: As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future. Tim Jackson studies the links between lifestyle, societal values and the environment to question the primacy of economic growth.

Arthur Laurents scrappy papa of the ultimate stage momma

Published: Tue, Jun 28, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |

Arthur Laurents might have secured his place in the musical-theater pantheon with just three words: “Sing out, Louise!” As any lover of Broadway musicals knows, that is the first line spoken — or rather bellowed — by Momma Rose, the monster mother in “Gypsy,” as she races down the aisle of a dingy Seattle theater to take charge of an audition going awry. With those three words Momma Rose instantly claims her place as one of the most vital, funny and memorable characters in the history of the American stage. And she does it without singing a note.

The central theme of “Gypsy,” the destructive potential in the yearning for acceptance, is encapsulated in a few beats of dialogue, as Louise, now Gypsy Rose Lee, joins Rose onstage and finally asks the question: What drove her mother so relentlessly to seek the spotlight for her daughters, even if its heat burned away their love for her?

“Just wanted to be noticed,” Rose answers, in a moment of defeated illumination.

“Like I wanted you to notice me,” Louise replies.

In a dozen words: two lives, infinite loss, and a devastating coda to an immortal work of musical theater. · Go to Arthur Laurents scrappy papa of the ultimate stage momma →

Tutu Foundation UK Ubuntu

Published: Sun, May 17, 2009|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: |

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