I hope one day to do anything with as much confidence as Aaron Tveit’s entrance in “One Day More” at the Oscars
It’s like a photographer went out on the island, La Grande Jatte, and took a picture of a lot of people strolling in the park. The humanity of it, I thought… These people don’t know they’re gonna be immortal. And so I’m gonna write a song about that. That it’s gonna be outside of themselves, and they’re gonna be singing about what themselves and they’re doing. But they’re gonna be acknowledging that they are immortal. It all leads to the word forever. Which is- when I wrote that word, I cried, because I thought, that’s what it’s about. And I then decided, that I would do it all in one sentence. It’s a lyric that’s in one sentence. Uh, because there is a kind of… I don’t know how to put it. It’s like it’s eternal, it’s infinite, whatever, whatever- it’s what I feel about art… It just has no beginning and no end. It’s just one thing. Then I could see that they would all be singing that one idea. Um… That here we are in a park. And we’re gonna be here forever. That’s why it has that… It’s got an almost funerary beat to it, you know, it’s almost a funeral march. But it isn’t quite. It’s a triumphant march
-Sondheim on Sunday from Sunday in the Park with George
1: Fed all of her friends almost every day for ten years without complaining.
2: Excelled in a traditionally masculine career, (yes, cookery as a profession is generally male-dominated) and in traditionally masculine hobbies (football), without compromising her femininity or sexuality.
3: At the same time, revelled in traditionally female interests such as babies, marriage and housework without apologizing for them, or suggesting they made her inferior or weak.
4: Overcame teenage obesity.
5: Grew up in an emotionally abusive home, with a mother who subjected her to relentless criticism and verbal mistreatment….But still emerged with a sense of her own self-worth, determination to fulfil her dreams and huge capacity to care for others.
6: Stayed friends with her brother who bullied her as a child, and contributed to said-emotionally abusive home. Didn’t blame him for her mistreatment or show resentment towards him.
7: Took former best friend – who abandoned and rejected her for a ‘high society’ life – into her home without question.
8: Prior to this, accepted a woman who had previously lived on the streets, as her roommate and welcomed her into her group of friends.
9: Went through unemployment and shitty jobs, but refused to take unfair advantages she hadn’t earned (i.e. Pete buying her a restaurant). Eventually gained a prestigious head chef position based entirely on her own merit.
10: Walked away from the man she thought was the love of her life, because she wanted children and he’d only have them to make her happy. Even though that option would have been 100 times less painful for Monica, she knew that wasn’t fair on him and refused.
11: After marrying the actual love of her life, she waited until Chandler was ready to have kids, because she knew about his fears of raising children. When they discovered virtually the only option for children was sperm donor-ship (so they’d be her kids but not his), she refused and insisted on adoption.
12: Was also the one-woman cheerleading team for the aforementioned love of her life, in telling him he could be the amazing boyfriend, husband and father that he never saw in himself. Was proved 100% right.
13: Resisted her control-freak coping mechanisms to give Chandler the power of making the big decisions about their future, (saying ‘I Love you’, moving in together, marriage), so he could work through his commitment phobia. Again, proved it was 100% worth it.
14: Encouraged her husband to quit a job he hated, then supported him – financially and emotionally –through his subsequent unemployment and helped him find his dream career.
15: Never, ever fucking gives up on anything or anyone.
16. When her brother’s wife came out as a lesbian and therefore divorced him, she never ONCE questioned it and most of all neither did she ever resent her for it. Not only did she stay on good terms with her, but also with her girlfriend, so much so that she participated in their marriage and was genuinely happy for them and even told her brother to be happy for them.
17. When her fiance told her he was ashamed of how his father cross dressed and that he was gay, she made him realise that there was nothing wrong with any of it and made him make up with his dad and invite him to his wedding.
Jarrod Zimmerman, Jessie Mueller, and Alan Schmuckler in Merrily We Roll Along.
well I’m sure if I lived next door to Oscar Hammerstein when I was younger, I could rhyme things too.
Wow. Way more than I estimated. How much good could that money have done?
Just a reminder that 73% of people who had abortions said they couldn’t afford a baby. Apparently it’s much more fun to organize mass shaming events (or build multi-million dollar “abortion memorials”) than it is to address the actual problem.
That’s because it isn’t really about the “babies”. It’s about punishing people. If you honestly cannot see that by now, prolifers, you’re in serious denial. Or you don’t REALLY care about what happens after they’re born. No way to look at this information and try to say y’all care about babies.
Yesterday I had two coffees, one of them at like 6pm, and I just slept for almost 12 hours? I NEVER sleep for this long and I could have kept going but I was half awake and said no.
And Bey’s face when Nicki said “pussy served delicious” safghjgf
Do we think I should be concerned that even though I slept for 9 hours last night and had two coffees today, I just fell asleep on my couch for an hour and am thinking of going to bed for the night?