I was browsing through one of my favorite books, The Creative Habit, yesterday, and re read something I find to be so incredible.
"Mike Nichols tells a story about getting the musical Annie ready for Broadway. A scene that was supposed to be funny was failing to get laughs, no matter what Nichols tried. He asked Jerome Robbins to watch the scene with his practiced eye. Afterwards, Nichols asked him how to fix the scene. Robbins surveyed the stage and pointed to a white towel hanging at the back of the set. "That towel should be yellow," he said. "That's it?" thought Nichols. "That makes the scene work?" But he made the change and the scene got a laugh every night thereafter."
Two thoughts came to mind after reading this:
1. Jerome Robbins is a genius. West Side Story, anyone?
2. What is ONE thing that is keeping me from reaching my full potential? (There are without any doubt a lot of things, but baby steps) Something I need to change, something I need to stop, or something I need to start. I need to brainstorm over this question this weekend. If only I had that quiet room!
And here's some cuteness to kick off the weekend.
Enjoy your weekend!