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.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Elvis Laughing

Long before it ended. In '69 when he was on top of his game. Elvis and the guys playing at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Whitney's mom singing backup. Elvis and one fellow in particular would try and get each other to laugh during a show. Play gags. The crowds loved it. In this particular performance, Elvis tries to get the joke in first and ends up cracking himself up. Real laughing filled with warmth and the joy of great pals just fooling around. A man just where he is supposed to be. Doing just what he wanted to do at that moment. All Epics can take a lesson from this cut.

From back when it was all still fun.


William Widmaier said...
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William Widmaier said...

That was great, thank you.