June 25, 2007- June 30, 2007 In brief,
people with self-respect exhibit a certain toughness, a kind of moral verve;
they display what was once called character, a quality which, although approved
in the abstract, sometimes loses ground to other, more instantly negotiable
virtues. The measure of its slipping prestige is that one tends to think
of it only in connection with homely children and United States senators who
have been defeated, preferably in the primary, for reelection.
Nonetheless, character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's
life — is the source from which self-respect springs……… To have that
intrinsic sense of self-worth, which constitutes self-respect, is potentially
to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain
indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically
incapable of either love or indifference. Joan Didion
Yesterday Allison and I spent another day helping at the Extreme makeovers Home edition. I am still amazed at sheer volume of people involved and the atmosphere of calm that lingers over the site. What makes this work is simply organization and respect for those who are in charge of the organization. I am sure there is a great deal of questioning and second guessing the weeks prior but once on location it is all systems go and everyone appears to know their job.
Yes I still have a life here at home. I have been working on the set for South Pacific. When I saw the shop tent at the Home Edition site I wanted to put in an order for one set piece…Ha..Ha!