Gia Forakis & Katelyn Somers - 07/10/17

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ( July 8, 1926 - August 24, 2004 ) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer
in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969),
where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief.
[ Balcony scene @ our apartment in Kensington, Brooklyn on July 1, 2017 ]
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross bio.

Pink Floyd is like a marriage that's on a permanent trial separation. ---Rick Wright
[ Choreographer / Dancer Bryan Strimpel @ NYU Tisch Department of Dance ]
Bryan Strimpel @ NYU Tisch Department of Dance

One tends to look back at the mistakes as the same thing - relinquishing control
of something at some point in your career. ---Nick Mason
[ Choreographer / Dancer Shaina Branfman @ NYU Tisch Department of Dance ]
Shaina Branfman @ NYU Tisch Department of Dance

As an Ordained Interfaith Minister Shaina Branfman stand’s by the following statement 'The consistency
of that which unites us is stronger than any classification that separates us from one another.'
Shaina graduated from the All Faith Seminary International (New York).
Ordained Interfaith Minister Shaina Branfman.

Gia Forakis is a theater artist, known as a director for the stage, teacher, playwright, and coach for
actors, directors, and public speakers. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama in Directing
and a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program.
Gia Forakis

A morning of sharing tea and arts conversation with theater director and
local neighbor Gia Forakis in Kensington, Brooklyn.
Gia Forakis in Kensington, Brooklyn.

When you get on stage, you can be anything. You are removed from
reality in a way, the real world. ---Suzanne Farrell
[ Dancer Katelyn Somers @ The Whitney Museum of American Art ]
Dancer Katelyn Somers @ The Whitney Museum of American Art

Katelyn Somers began her dance training in her hometown of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and by age 11 was
partaking in annual summer dance intensives around the world. At age 15, she attended Interlochen Arts
Academy under scholarship and performed leading roles such as Giselle and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
She went on to University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) under scholarship.
Dancer Katelyn Somers @ The Whitney Museum of American Art

The sense of loss can be ubiquitous in one's mid-life years. Tears become genuine when a person holds
the full reality of that loss simultaneously with the vital memory of what can be both given and
received in relationship. Poignancy is an active quality of the soul's longing
for that which requites. ---Nicholas Croft
[ Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party @ The Brooklyn Museum ]
Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party @ The Brooklyn Museum.

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. ---Anais Nin
[ Harriet McCaig @ The Sanctuary of Eleusis, Greece: March, 1994 ]
Harriet McCaig, @ The Sanctuary of Eleusis.

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