Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line
Today’s Quote: “Sexual modesty cannot then in any simple way be identified with the use of clothing nor shamelessness with the absence of clothing and total or partial nakedness. There are circumstances in which nakedness is not immodest… Nakedness as such is not to be equated with physical shamelessness. Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person… The human body is not in itself shameful, nor for the same reasons are sensual reactions, and human sensuality in general. Shamelessness (just like shame and modesty) is a function of the interior of a person.” — Pope John Paul II (Karol Cardinal Wojtyla) Love & Responsibility, 1981
Audrey Hepburn’s beauty secrets. This is a very different point of view that you won’t get from today’s movie stars. She, and others from her era, had more class and were more intellectual than today’s hallowed celebrities. Not only that, those classic movies depended on acting rather than special effects to be good. Back then directors knew that black and white film was a very powerful medium (it still is); they were masters of manipulating light and shadow to produce the desired mood and effect.
It’s January so it was inevitable. We had the first snowfall of the year this morning, probably about three inches. As snow goes, it’s not too bad. Not too powdery, not too wet, and it seems to pack well too. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, I’d give this snowfall a 7. It wasn’t too heavy although it did stick to the shovel a bit. Someone needs to come up with snow repellent pavement. I think it could earn its inventor a Nobel prize.
Odds & Ends
Right Down The Line by Gerry Rafferty, City to City (1978)
Great song. The album is in my vinyl collection. Baker Street was also on that album.