PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POST WAS WRITTEN AND SCHEDULED FOR THIS PUBLICATION TIME BEFORE I LEARNED MARY OLIVER HAD DIED TODAY. OUT OF RESPECT TO HER, I ALMOST CANCELED THIS ENTRY BUT THAT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT EITHER. SO HERE IT IS:
I don't want this day to pass without giving a shout out to Konstantin (sometimes spelled Constantin) Stanislavski who was born on January 17th in 1863. I became "acquainted" with him during the 1980's when I was studying acting. Many quotes are attributed to him, but the one featured in the web-image directly above is a favorite of mine.
And I also want to give a shout out to Benjamin Franklin who I have written about in prior entries here on Blogger.
Franklin was born on this day in 1706 and like my appreciation for Konstantin's re a quote; I have an appreciation for a quotation which is associated with Franklin: “Love thy neighbor — but don't pull down your hedge."
I discussed this quotation in a 2011 entry here on Blogger. As a NYC gardener, who has published a book series (Words In Our Beak) of stories that are mostly set in my rooftop garden, I have a special appreciation for this sentiment for this quotation!
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