A couple of days ago Alice Herz Sommer, the oldest-known Holocaust survivor died. This film, The Lady in Number 6, is about her life as told through her love of music.
Her message of positivity is one that we find inspiring.
Alice Herz-Sommer died as the oldest pianist and holocaust survivor. I cried in parts of this. It’s a relief to find someone who is able to express what making music means to them.
This is about the self-mutilating circus we have painted ourselves clowns in. About women who will prowl 30 stores in 6 malls to find the right cocktail dress, but haven’t a clue where to find fulfillment or how wear joy, wandering through life shackled to a shopping bag, beneath those 2 pretty syllables.
About men wallowing on bar stools, drearily practicing attraction and everyone who will drift home tonight, crest-fallen because not enough strangers found you suitably fuckable.
Erik Satie: In a filing cabinet he maintained a collection of imaginary buildings, most of them described as being made out of some kind of metal, which he drew on little cards. Occasionally, extending the game, he would publish anonymous small announcements in local journals, offering some of these buildings, e.g., a “castle in lead”, for sale or rent.