Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Intellectual Mood Music

It is reported that, at least near the end of his career, Marlon Brando would not memorize lines but instead would have his portion of the dialogue written in areas or on props around the set. I thought of that while working on a project and noticing how some subjects evoked unexpected but sound observations. They were like some stage prompter who, at key points, guided me onto the best path.

Just as we need rest to prepare for certain endeavors, perhaps we also need what may be called intellectual mood music. Those objects and reviews can provide the setting for us to be at our best. 

It is a mistake to neglect them.

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