To be nobody by yourself, in a world that’s doing it’s best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting…E.E. Cummings
*PS-Dear Reader- The only favor I ask is that you follow the story, Share if you are so inclined. Know that I am following dreams as you do.
Sometimes when you think it is all lost or you have a doubting moment, someone responds to a plea of help so far above and beyond what you asked for that it leaves you breathless. If you are female, you usually cry…not sure what guys do…you tell me. I can only imagine the moments you have had of breathless. Meeting people you admire and hopefully finding them to be as they “seem” to be.
I stopped being celebrity “impressed” a long time ago. Working in a hotel that catered to them pretty much took care of that. The other is that as I continue my journey in life well the Truth is, we are all human. I think at this point in our time we all really want exactly the same things.
- We want to be seen….like really seen-a smile, a direct look in the eyes do that.
- We want to be appreciated-saying thanks and smiling even for simple stuff like doors and coffee.
- We need validation of our existence-our purpose and passion do that and going through not always asking for the What do I get out of it, sometimes…or for me really most of the time, I do it because I can, because it makes me happy and because in doing so I get to make someone else happy
All in all, the moments of open heart, complete joy, total love are filling up more and more of my day. I have a blessed life-look at the goal I am able to pursue…I mean WOW. I am grateful to so many…including you. I appreciate so many small things and realize that they are the things that leave us breathless..and my service is that as I climb the ladder, I am going to reach out and grant as many other wishes as I possibly can-now during and after. Acknowledge their greatness, their gifts and help them spread their love and joy as well.
Today we are still in my home state of Texas. Last stop in this state. Not too far from where I saw you the first time and had my path literally whammed into my head, you are simply one of many stories I want to witness and tell…..but the other stories…well they come after you.And I actually have already done one already and that was for Hazy Ray. So truth is you are story number two.
The tours in Texas is where I am going to ask for a few free passes– I have a couple of friends that I am going to ask for a ticket for AND I would ever be so grateful if you were to allow a picture of me, them and you…that is it. A reminder that they helped a dream come true….
This theatre is a newbie….so no “old history” or hauntings
Date: October 26
Theatre: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston Texas
Seating: 2650 in Sarofim Hall
Trivia Facts/History of the Hobby Center
Information supplied by Wikipedia
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts opened to the public in 2002, the theater is located downtown on the edge of the Houston Theatre District. Hobby Center features 60-foot-high glass walls with views of Houston’s skyscrapers, Tranquility Park and Houston City Hall. The Hobby Center is named for former Texas lieutenant governor and Houston businessman, William P Hobby Jr. whose family foundation donated the naming gift for the center. The center replaced the former Houston Music Hall and Sam Houston Coliseum.
Built by the general contractor Lyda Swinerton, it was designed by architects Robert A.M. Stern and Morris Architects. Stern was inspired by legendary theatre designers Herts & Tallant, who practiced in Manhattan during the early twentieth century. The major building materials are limestone, brick, painted steel columns, glazed curtain wall and standing seam metal roof. Two theaters in the center were constructed specifically for theater and musical performances.
- Sarofim Hall, a 2,650-seat theater acoustically designed for touring Broadway productions, is home to “Theatre Under the Stars.” Golden latticework surrounds the hall, while multi-storied, gold-leaf columns contrast with midnight blue walls. The Joe and Lee Jamail Celestial Dome Ceiling features twinkling fiber optic stars that replicate the Texas night sky. The theatre has three tiers: orchestra, mezzanine, and upper gallery.
- Zilkha Hall, jewel box 500-seat hall showcases the ensembles of the Uniquely Houston program, the only performing arts series of its kind in the country. The series fosters artistic and administrative growth for smaller and mid-sized performing arts groups in the Houston metropolitan area. They include the Psophonia Dance Company, the Maggini String Orchestra, and Ars Lyrica Houston, to name but three.
Two significant works of art were commissioned for the center. American painter Sol LeWitts’s mural “Wall Drawing 2002” serves as the focal point of the Grand Lobby. British-born sculptor Tony Cragg’s two-part bronze “In Minds” mimics human profiles outside at Hines Plaza.