A Whitney Museum Christmas - 12/26/15

Continuing its proud partnership with Urban Word, now in its 13th year, New York Live Arts presents
the latest edition of Journal to Journey, a pre-professional youth development theater program linking
youth poets with professional theater artists to increase opportunities for achieving
life goals, learning new skills, and collaborating creatively with other artists.
Urban Word, now in its 13th year, @ New York Live Arts

Nicholas Croft is still reflecting on the pre-professional youth theater program he attended @
New York Live Arts yesterday. Such sincere and giving performances by the actors which were
empathetically received with enthusiasm by the audience. Being personally present with the
relaxed and informal character of those who attended was especially refreshing.
Youth theater program Nicholas Croft attended @ New York Live Arts

You can throw a novel into focus with one overheard line. ---Joan Didion
[ Nicholas Croft @ Movement Research's Eden's Expressway ]
Nicholas Croft @ Movement Research's Eden's Expressway

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when
the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? ---Emily Bronte
[ The Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014 ]
The Whitney Museum of American Art

There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent
person could believe in them. ---George Orwell
[ The Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014 ]
The Whitney Museum of American Art

Archibald John Motley Jr. (1891–1981) was a bold and highly original modernist and one of the great visual
chroniclers of twentieth-century American life. He first came to prominence in the 1920s during the early
days of the Harlem Renaissance—the cultural flowering of African American art, music, and literature
that extended beyond the New York neighborhood of its name to other cities,
notably Chicago, where Motley spent most of his life.
[ The Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014 ]
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity,
but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that
fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also
essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced
by both parents, is a way to annihilation. ---Germaine Greer
[ The Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014 ]
The Whitney Museum of American Art

Merry Christmas to all our friends from Nicholas Croft and Harriet McCaig.
Merry Christmas to all our friends from Nicholas Croft and Harriet McCaig.

I think we are evolving rapidly into one world culture. It's certainly one world economy.
With billions of people online, I think we'll appreciate the wisdom in many different
traditions as we learn more about them. People were very isolated and didn't know
anything about other religions 100 years ago. ---Ray Kurzweil
[ Season's Greetings from Cafe Tibet in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn ]
Season's Greetings from Cafe Tibet in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: 'I'm waiting to win the lottery. I'm waiting to fall in love.'
For me, as a child, it was Christmas. At least that eventually came. ---Sir Ian McKellen
[ The Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014 ]
---Sir Ian McKellen quote

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