From Paris to New York and everything in between
Here’s what no one can teach—except time, I guess. Time can teach you this: The greatest asset you can have is a steely patience, an ever-present calm, as the money disappears; the studio caves; the star bails; the writer goes into hiding; the stock market collapses; your standing in the community withers. And you just calmly keep making notes or rehearsing or believing—whatever it is you do to maintain a belief in yourself and your work. And very few people have this, and I think that everyone who has had a long career—full of all this insanity and uncertainty—has this gift. It can be developed, but no one teaches it to you or tells you where to go buy it or study it. You have to dig it out of yourself.
15 June 2013
In lieu of a stethoscope, Albert-André Nast, a blind doctor in France, holds his ear to the back of a 3-month old, 1953.
The story of a remarkable photograph that captures medicine the way it should be practiced.
(Thomas D. McAvoy—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
I love this more than anything today, Internet. My dad was a pediatrician and he practiced his work with endless love for children and to make them feel better and healthier. Good doctors are priceless.
6 May 2013
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
21 April 2013