“…there was a star danced, and under that was I born”
Shakespeare — Much Ado About Nothing ( II, i)
David Rosen just challenged me to write my memoir.
David, the author of The Tao of Elvis, The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity,Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul through Creativity, and a mile long list of other books, is writing a three-volume memoir. I have been editing the first volume, living with his feature-movie-exciting life for hours every day for weeks now. But I can answer his challenge to me in a nutshell.
For some blog-time humor here goes:
birth — Milwaukee, WI; where beer was corporate, in those pre-artisanal days, and the wind blew with hops.
best part of my youth — Minneapolis, MN; in the heyday of small food co-ops on every street corner. As a co-op manager, I hired my future husband. Couldn’t remember his name.
theatrical education — BFA Ithaca College; favorite line performed: “There is something wild in the air, no wind, but everything is moving.” (from The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams, spoken with thick Sicilian accent).
adopted country — rural North Carolina.
Not white. A canvas is white — momentarily — so are my clothes. Spontaneity takes all.
Dance. I’ll dance to anything but hyper bass.
Song of the wood thrush. That’s how Frederica von Stade would sound if she had two larynxes.
Most avoided job:
Dishes are my Waterloo.
The honeybees are my son’s, but the local green anole lizards like me.
Diane Katz, is a book designer, artist and illustrator.
Diane can be reached at 800.723.0336 firstname.lastname@example.org