Friday, January 18, 2013

Loretta Young: A Portrait

A true lady.
Discipline and poise are the essentials for the conservation of precious time and energy. Uncontrolled emotion is as undisciplined and needlessly destructive as starting a forest fire with a carelessly tossed match. There’s no forgivable time to spend on the things that are profitless, the emotions that undermine our vitality and leave us spent and dismal. (More here.)


Matterhorn said...

What a beautiful woman. The photo is amazing.

julygirl said...

A classy lady indeed! We can all take a lesson from her.

As I see it, what is currently happening in our society is "regression to the mean". Reminds me of one of the opening scenes in the Broadway show, "My Fair Lady", which is set in the market place where one hears the loud voices and course language of the sellers...the 'lower classes' who have not been taught proper manners and decorum or education of any sort. This is what is happening in our current culture...the more vulgar one can act the more power one thinks one wields against another. It seems these rude and intrusive people get all the attention and their behavior is modeled by the current crop of young people. Ugh!