Lucinda Ruh

I have a bit of Olympics fever right now.  Watching Stephane Lambiel’s spins the other night reminded me of a great great spinner – someone I remember even now after having watched her as a child – Lucinda Ruh.  I still can’t get over how beautiful her spins are. Just amazing.

About Art

”We’d often go to the movies. We’d shiver as the screen lit up. But more often we’d be disappointed. The images flickered. Marilyn Monroe looked terribly old. It saddened us. It wasn’t the film we dreamed, the film we all carried in our hearts; the film we wanted to make, and, secretly, wanted to live.”   
Goddard:: Masculine, Feminine 

“I believe that today, more than ever, a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it.  We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and soul.” 
Miller :: Tropic of Cancer

John Barry

Often times when I’m sick in body or in spirit, I’ll put on one of John Barry’s film scores. (I realize this sounds completely dorky, but I swear it makes me well again!) It’s the best medicine I know of. He has composed some of the most devastatingly romantic themes I’ve ever heard.

Here’s a favorite – from Somewhere in Time: