Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Arms up, palms face out

Legs, a shoulder’s width apart

That makes you, a star!

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben 08/31

Writers Quote Wednesday Comedy

One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1982 comedy, My Favorite Year. Film legend, Peter O’ Toole plays a washed up swashbuckling actor, Alan Swann, who needs money, so he accepts a guest spot on a television comedy variety show. Hollywood newcomer, Mark Linn-Baker is the enterprising junior comedy writer, Benjy Stone, who idolizes Swann and works himself silly to keep Swann on the straight and narrow. Side note here, this is LIVE television and Swann is not used to having to get it right, the first time. There are some heavy hitters in this movie and their comedic timing is impeccable.

“Screams, I guarantee you, screams”

At one point in the film, Swann sums up his philosophy on going from the world of drama to this television program, by quoting the great Shakespearean actor, Edmund Kean. On his deathbed, Kean is rumored to have said,

Dying is easy, comedy is hard

 Over the years, I found being an actress in local community theatres to be most rewarding. I did my share of drama, won awards and worked with some terrific people. But the comedies were definitely more taxing!  We had to sync our timing, keep the energy flowing and remember where we were when we had to “hold” for laughs. If we “broke character” we could have ruined the entire production. If you didn’t do it right, then you absolutely DIED on the VINE!

Smiling and laughter

Comedy’s side benefits

Earned through sweat and tears

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

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#WQWWC Theme is “Comedy”! Cathartic or Tragic? Yes.

Angel Messages August 31 2016

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Your Daily Message from Angels…

SPEAK ONLY ABOUT what you DESIRE to HAVE MORE OF!

We love you

Absolutely!  Angels, thank you for the guidance!!

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Flowers smile and nod

You’re in their territory

Don’t be contrary

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

It’s Your Attitude It’s Your Gratitude

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Wednesday, August 31st, 8am EDT ~ It’s Your Attitude, It’s Your Gratitude! Lots of people out there can tell you what THEY are GRATEFUL for but only YOU can determine what it is that stimulates YOUR ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! Team Gratitude, here and we have a few thoughts on this topic. Thanks for tuning into The Perspectivepower Radio Network today. Annette Rochelle Aben http://www.annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com and award-wining artist, David A. Martinka http://www.redbellymusic.com & http://www.sunshadows.net are grateful for you! What are YOU grateful for? http://www.blogtalkradio.com/perspectivepower is where you can SHARE. Be sure to FOLLOW to stay CONNECTED!  Let’s embrace the power of  our perspective!

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