Unglove Yourself. Can you feel this?

Anne Bancroft at a school for the deaf and blind in Spring Valley, NY, preparing for her role in The Miracle Worker photographed by Nina Leen (1959)


Notes:

  • Photo Source: Annebancrofts
  • Post Title Inspired by: It’s like wearing gloves every time we touch something, and then, forgetting we chose to put them on, we complain that nothing feels quite real. Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world but to unglove ourselves so that the doorknob feels cold and the car handle feels wet and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being, soft and unrepeatable. ― Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

Comments

  1. Mario D'Amore says:

    Acting gives me the opportunity to express myself by living through the character, forgetting even for a brief moment, who I am in a world of reality as seen by those who choose so

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  2. The second of the two notes you included…yes. That.

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  3. leave the gloves behind

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  4. Yes…with all of my senses…

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  5. Wow. Deaf and blind.
    And for weeks now, weeks, I’ve been haunted by a very breif encounter. An elderly woman who I initially didn’t give my full attention. I greeted her as we were standing very close to one another waiting for the elevator. It was one of those building where different elevators take you to different floors and I was running.
    She grabbed me by my wrist firmly but tenderly. And said something that I didn’t understand. I looked at her beautiful face, she repeated, “I am deaf. I read your lips.”
    My whole world came to a halt.

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  6. Love the Mark Nepo quote. Happy weekend, David.

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  7. Perspective.
    -Alan

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  8. I think I forget I am wearing those gloves at times. Love Mark Nepo. Ungloving today 👏

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  9. Blind and deaf. What a struggle.

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