Friday, November 03, 2006

Jacob Bronowski

Everything stopped for us when it was time to watch The Ascent of Man on TV in 1973. One of the most memorable sections was when Bronowski shared his thoughts from the site of a Nazi concentration camp. Somebody has uploaded this clip onto YouTube.

By the way, I find it ironic that Cromwell, of all people, should have provided the quote "Think it possible that you might be mistaken".

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Remembering Suzi

Obituary for Suzi Pritchard

"Originally from Chicago, she spent more than 40 years in Britain and expressed a lifelong passion for the arts through music, drama, teaching and writing." (Guardian)

Suzi was a friend of mine. I still have some of the brandied preserves she sent me last Christmas. I always thought of her as the unsinkable Suzi Pritchard, but a dicky heart valve finally got her. I know it's a cliche, but she was indeed "a life force", always starting artistic ventures with enthusiasm and never giving up.