Walking. With Agnes.

“You can walk. This is a gift. You can breathe and you can think and you can navigate a long room and sit with an old woman and ask questions about what life and art really mean. This is what they really mean: They are happening right now. They are happening to you and those in this world right now. And life and the arts and the people to whom they are happening are gifts to you, family for you. Embrace them. Listen to them. Navigate the long room to get to them and ask questions and listen and argue and create.

“There is so much beauty to see and to feel. Right now.

“Walk! Move your arms! Breathe!

“Get out and get to the life that is happening.”

Agnes de Mille, from an Interview with James Grissom in 1989 titled: “Agnes de Mille: Get to the Life”. She was 85 at the time of the interview.


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  1. I ENJOY YOUR BLOG. MY EYESIGHT IS FAILING AT AND I HAVE DIFFICULTY READING BLOGS AT TIMES.

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Simply awesome!! … ““Get out and get to the life that is happening.” — Agnes de Mille, from an Interview with James Grissom in 1989 titled: “Agnes de Mille: Get to the Life”. She was 85 at the time of the interview.”

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  3. I love this and it serves to remind me, once again, how I failed to get all my grandmother’s stories on tape or paper…

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  4. What a beautiful photographs. Thank you dear David, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Love, nia

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  5. Absolute frame-ables, all of it!

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  6. Beautiful photos and words to live by. Thank you David x

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  7. yes, what are we waiting for?

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  8. Beautiful pictures! How we take the most valuable gifts of life for granted.Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  9. What gorgeous images and such an important reminder. Merry Christmas Eve, pal! 💕🎄

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  10. Could this be any better? The pic perhaps? Not a chance. The quote, maybe? Um…no. The problem is that there aren’t enough superlatives. Really.

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  11. Another beautiful day.

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  12. I have just read the whole interview. And then, I copied it, to read again at another time. So utterly beautiful.

    Get out and get to the life that is happening.

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