Just popping in to say that it’s his birthday today! BOW DOWN. He’s the guy who has composed the themes for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Hook…. Just to name a few. Everything he lays his magical touch on is brilliant, startling, and memorable. His music gives me life.
If I were to ever have my own musical theme composed, I would hope it’s done by John Williams. (But really, I just really want my own musical theme.) *sob*
One of the books I’m reading at the moment is Katharine Hepburn’s biography ME. I’m only a few chapters in, but it’s a fascinating read. Her writing is pretty much a reflection of how she was in life–so much so, you can practically hear her voice in your head as you read. She’s funny, witty and full of character; not to mention as straightforward as they come. The passage below is a motto she lived by, which was passed down to her from her mother:
“Don’t give in. Fight for your future. Independence is the only solution. Women are as good as men. Onward! You don’t have too much money, but you do have independent spirits. Knowledge! Education! Don’t give in! Make your own trail. Don’t moan. Don’t complain. Think positively.”
Now there’s some advice we could all certainly live by.