Sometimes I just need to reblog. Sometimes other people know exactly what I need….and this is it. These two are beautiful. I believe in them.
Anything you do,
Let it come from you.
Then it will be new.
Give us more to see.
Sunday In The Park With George (Stephen Sondheim)
SONDHEIM CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. REALLY.
As a true Sondheim Junkie I am embarrassed that I only very recently bought this book. However, in my defence I was living out of two suitcases and a truck for the last 6 months and I didn’t think carrying a hard cover book was a practical idea. Regardless, I now feel complete knowing that this book is safely in my arms. I have not been able to put it down.
I have one bold statement to make about Sondheim….and here it is: The music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim can change the world. I swear. If only everybody took the time to really listen and absorb the incredible messages, themes and ideas in his shows….the world would be a better place. On a daily basis something will happen to me, or I will witness something happening and I will think about a sondheim lyric. I swear I am the person I am because of the moral lessons I’ve learned from his shows throughout my life. Am I crazy? Maybe. But I dare you to ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I’m a pretty decent person!
So, do the world a favour and take a listen to Sunday In The Park With George or Into The Woods. These are two of my favorites. Or better yet…buy the DVDs of the staged Broadway productions. Also, if you want to learn more about the genius that is Sondheim and read some early drafts of his lyrics….you must buy this book!
This was taken by one of my dearest friends. There is so much about it I love. It’s original, interesting, beautiful, crafty and obviously I love that it’s a sondheim reference. Dork, I know.
Sunday In The Park With George…one of his best for sure. If you’re an artist of any kind and you don’t love this show….then I don’t know what’s wrong with you!