June 24, 2010
My dear friend Susie suggested that I watch Actress Meryl Streep's commencement address to Barnard College's Class of 2010. I am so glad that I did.
Streep's smart, empathetic words meant so much to me. What a light that shines through that woman.
Here are some highlights that meant the most:
"Pretending is imagined possibility."
"Your calm focus can pull people in."
"Empathy is at the heart of an actor's art."
Streep talks about changing her appearance, her "giggle", her mannerism to please men when she was younger. During this portion, I kept nodding my head. Oh, yes. That was me. I think that was all of us.
"Pay attention to the cracks because that is where the light gets in." A quote Streep used by Leonard Cohen.