Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.
I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
C.D. At 67
Today she is sixty-seven. Still practicing her craft with passion. Drinking the occasional bourbon on the rocks or a whisky sour. Never examining her work once it is complete--she doesn't watch her own films. Living for the story but never, in the words of her most recent director Francois Ozon, being superior to the part. The 2011 Deneuve film La Potiche [The Trophy Wife] is a particularly lovely performance of a coddled and subjugated 1970s business wife who comes out of her shell in a marvelous way. She admires Marilyn Monroe and Carole Lombard and it shows in her ability to [again quoting Ozon] be "very elegant in ridiculous situations". That ability sounds like an Epic triumph. For, at the end of the day, what better description could any Epic hope for?
I hope all will join me today in a tot of bourbon on the rocks to celebrate a truly original and marvelous lady.
Attribution Note: The quotes and photo used above come from thewashingtonpost.com dated today.
In my mid 50s, husband, father and itinerant storyteller. I am a putative jazz singer, poet and novelist, dedicated to mining every minute of life for the veins of pleasure they contain. My motto is "Dum Vivimus, Vivamus"..."While we Live--LET US LIVE".