November 19, 2010 |
Kristin Scott Thomas has a look - a vein tensing on her forehead, sunken blue eyes, down-curled lips - that screams anguish. But it's a quiet, sorrowful scream; the actress simply resonates pain, loss, despair. All she had to do in 2008's I've Loved You So Long - an extraordinary performance - was light a cigarette. She exhaled the hurt in her soul along with the smoke. In Catherine Corsini's Leaving , Scott Thomas is Suzanne, another unhappy number. Married to a physician (Yvan Attal)
March 14, 1998 |
Kelsey Kathleen Marie Rogers weighed just 6 pounds, 1 ounce, when she was born last Saturday, but to her parents, she is a "miracle" child capable of chasing away clouds of sorrow. "Skies which were once totally dark are now bright with light," said Will Rogers, describing the birth. Will and Kathy Rogers' only other child, Kimberly, 17, was among the 22 students and chaperones from Montoursville High School killed nearly two years ago in the explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800. All 230 passengers and crew on board the Paris-bound Boeing 747 perished July 17, 1996, when the jumbo jet blew up shortly after departure from New York.
July 27, 2000 |
Curt Schilling stepped to the podium, stepped into the spotlight that has always been so comforting for him on the mound. This was different. This time Schilling was in street clothes, with wife Shonda by his side, and he was saying goodbye. "I'm probably as split down the middle emotionally as I can be," he said. "I've picked up 12 or 13 games in the standings. And I'm going to a club I hope will make it to the World Series. "On the other hand, this is the place I've called home for nine years.
October 11, 1997 |
Life and death are at the very heart of our prayers during the season of the High Holy Days. We ask repeatedly to be "inscribed in the Book of Life. " One of the most solemn moments during our Yom Kippur service is the period set aside for the recitation of Yizkor - the prayer of remembrance of departed loved ones. Thus the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death are forcefully projected into our consciousness, and we are challenged to reflect on the lessons they teach us. To echo a question posed recently on this page by Crispin Sartwell ("After the funeral, alone with our thoughts," Sept.
December 20, 2012 |
Like a promising matryoshka doll, Jeremy Denk's Tuesday night recital at the Kimmel Center kept revealing itself. The program's halves seemed split into the cerebral, Bach's Goldberg Variations , and the deeply personal, Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze . Each of these pieces released a series of smaller ones (18 movements in the Schumann, 32 in the Bach) from which sprang smaller and even more complex characterizations. This was a makeup recital; the pianist's October appearance for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society was washed out by Sandy, its program of Brahms and Liszt now lost.
January 29, 1987
Where is your sense of decency? I was appalled to see the pictures of R. Budd Dwyer, seconds before and after his death, splashed across your newspaper on Jan. 23. It added nothing to the story to show such graphic pictures. You only succeeded in branding yourselves as a paper that panders to those few who feed on such morbid sensationalism. Even the television news media, to their credit, reported the story responsibly. I feel sorrow for the family and friends of Budd Dwyer in their pain.
February 14, 2002
Alexander the Great's boyhood chum, favorite adviser, tactician - and possibly beloved - was named Hephaistion. Here, from "Plutarch's Lives," is an account of what Alexander did when he learned of Hephaistion's death: At this misfortune, Alexander was so beyond all reason transported that, to express his sorrow, he immediately ordered the manes and tails of all his horses and mules to be cut, and threw down the battlements of the neighboring cities....
March 30, 2011 |
Question: I am in my early 20s, a college graduate, focused on the beginnings of my career, and a year ago I got out of a long-term relationship because I realized I didn't want to marry him. I have worked on some issues I have had my whole life (seen a therapist to work through child abuse), and I have never felt better. And I really am happy being single. There is just one thing I really, really miss about being in a relationship: physical contact. Recently I became friends with a guy, and we turned into friends with benefits.
September 11, 2002
Enough grieving. Our hearts go out to the victims of 9/11, but after today, let?s put away our sorrow. We?ve had a year of it. We?ve had our fill. Tears and looking back won?t help us look forward, can?t help us remain vigilant. Since 9/11/01, our war on terrorism has accomplished much. There is one less terrorist-coddling totalitarian regime in the world. We have proven to ourselves and to the rest of the world how resilient we are. We may not be the Greatest Generation ? but over the last year, we?ve been great enough.
July 7, 1994 |
Some walked into the funeral home with heads lowered in sorrow. Others stared straight ahead as they approached the white coffin surrounded by bouquets of red roses and carnations to take that dreaded last look at 7- year-old Michelle Cutner. The body of the little girl with the Shirley Temple curls was dressed in a white satin dress trimmed in lace with white lace stockings and white satin shoes. The once happy and smiling face seemed touched by sorrow. There was a hint of a pout on her lips.