Day: June 3, 2022
Contemplate, Smile, Eat, Digest, Express
— repeat —
The Life You Give: Josephine Baker *1906
Josephine Baker, born Freda Josephine McDonald, June 3, 1906, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., is the dancer and singer who symbolized the beauty and vitality of Black American culture, which took Paris by storm in the 1920s.Baker grew up fatherless and in poverty. Between the ages of 8 and 10 she was out of school,… Continue reading The Life You Give: Josephine Baker *1906
The Life You Give: Allen Ginsberg *1926
Allen Ginsberg, born June 3, 1926, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A., is the poet whose epic poem Howl (1956) is considered to be one of the most significant products of the Beat movement.Ginsberg grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, where his father, Louis Ginsberg, himself a poet, taught English. Allen Ginsberg’s mother, whom he mourned… Continue reading The Life You Give: Allen Ginsberg *1926
Which comes first in life?
Joy, or challenge? Which enables which? If I am to answer, all evolves, stems, and is lively, out of joy — be it a known joy, or a wanted joy.