When you are working, everybody is there with you in the studio – the past, the present, your friends, your critics, and above all your own ideas. They are all there. But as you continue your work – digging deeper and deeper – they start leaving. One by one. And you are eventually left all alone. This becomes a crucial point in the life of the work. If you’re lucky even you leave, and the work becomes greater than you could have conceived at the start.

John Cage (composer, philosopher)

Irene

Everyone is getting ready for this crazy storm and supposedly the Hudson Valley is supposed to get hit with a lot of rain and flooding.  We are preparing to be out of power for awhile…  The mayor has evacuated NYC which has never been done before. 

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi

thought i would give this a try…

I wanted to see what it would be like to have a tumblr account.  SO here I am.  I have been packing like a crazy person for days and today is the day I need everything done.It’s been nuts.  I have to give away our guinea pigs and I am a bit sad about it, but at least will be going to a good home.  Had dance class last night with three of my favorite people to dance with!  Good dancing and good catching up time!