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              Terry Gilliam looks back on Heath Ledger’s last film:

“He would come into work in the morning having to deal with what was going on with lawyers and all sorts of stuff. He’d come in just so exhausted. By the end of the day, he was so (jolly)  again because the work was what it was about. He was so utterly generous to everybody. Lily Cole stuck in there with these really great actors with very little experience. Heath brought it out of her. There were scenes with Christoph where he’s ad libbing. He had never really ad libbed before and I just gave him room. In that scene where Tony is trying to get back in the mirror, saying “Relax. You’ve got chocolate melting over your head;” that wasn’t in the script. It was Heath just flying. Now what’s interesting about it when I look at Heath in “Parnassus,” he looks like a guy that’s 35 or 36 years old. He was 27. He was like ten years older: he looked it and behaved than he really was. It was quite extraordinary. Its one of the great losses. The sad thing was…Philip Seymor Hoffman had another twenty years on Heath. Heath would’ve been whatever. Brando wouldn’t have been close to him, I think.”

     

Associating with the most intelligent, loving, and spiritually enlightened people possible, either in person or via their books and teachings, is the best and fastest way for us to advance, whatever the goal. We rise and fall by our associations, because consciousness is contagious. When we associate with greatness, we become great. When we associate with the angry, envious, and degraded, we too can become angry, envious, and degraded if we allow it. When we are unaware of the influence that others can have on us, we are like sponges soaking up their emotions, beliefs, and words without discrimination.
—  Terry Cole-Whittaker, “Live Your Bliss”
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You already gave me the best Christmas present.

Congratulations, you’re going to be a father!

All my love,

-C .