Utopia: Episode Two
And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins
Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time
Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.
That was beautiful
I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.
Moonlit marine scene with lighthouse, 1876, Franklin Dullin Briscoe
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
Say nighty-night and kiss me;
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me.
While I’m alone, blue as can be,
Dream a little dream of me.
~ Mama Cass - Dream a Little Dream of Me
Vrubel, Mikhail (1856-1910) - 1897 Morning (State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Vrubel stands out because of the originality of his art. Despite the absence of direct followers, the importance of Vrubel’s art should not be underestimated. He pointed the way and made possible the experiments of the succeeding decades.
Narcissa Malfoy is the only known member of Voldemort’s inner circle not to have taken the Dark Mark. First and foremost a mother, she was ruthless in doing whatever it took to keep her family together; maintaining her status while her husband was imprisoned in Azkaban and later becoming only the third person known to have deceived The Dark Lord. Narcissa was calm where her sister was crazed, restrained where her husband was reckless and self-assured where her son aimed to prove himself. Narcissa knew what mattered most and was a key factor in Harry Potter’s survival and Voldemort’s demise.
Narcissa Malfoy is the Head Bitch In Charge.
John Byrne (Scottish, b. 1940), 4th Avenue. Mixed media on scraperboard, 82 x 70 cm.
There are those who find it idle to carry WWI trivia on their person, and then there are people that I like.