August 30, 2007

August 30, 2007 10:52 AM

Robert and I were exchanging thoughts about the life of Edith Piaf and the similarities to contemporary female performers today in terms of excess and self-destruction. There is an energy field at work and I think that the chaos is attracted to a person and to their work. It isn’t a simple matter. It opens the door to the idea that a great artist or even an effective media icon is a type of sacrifice. A very romantic and even self indulgent notion but one that I have observed and come face to face with in my own life. I could name several magnificent women I have met in the performance field who live their own version of Edith Piaf’s world.

The thing I will admit to despising within my own life is uninvited criticism. When anyone give unsolicited criticism, it is an affront and a hostile act. Sometimes it is a wake-up call and sometimes it is a call to arms and sometimes it tells you who and what to avoid.