Italian sandwiches and wine in Washington Square Park.
Lost in Translation comes on soon. Love Film Night in the Park!
Katie’s observations and stories from her home base
Sometimes I look up quotes to match the message I need in a given moment. Right now, I could use some inner peace. When I searched for quotes on the subject, they all bugged me. (Yes, I see the irony there. But really, these quotes were objectively annoying.)
Then, I saw this:
“It’s well known I’m a Scientologist, and that has helped me to find that inner peace in my life and it’s something that has given me great stability and tools that I use.” -Tom Cruise
Well, hell. Never mind.
In 1998, I was earning my master’s degree in Counseling, with the near-term goal of applying to Bay Area Ph.D. programs for fall of 1999 admission.
At that time, I was a mega-fan of Ally McBeal, a dramatic comedy about a quirky Boston lawyer and the entirely unconventional law firm where she worked: Cage & Fish. (Try to say the firm’s name aloud without laughing.) David Kelley, the show’s writer and producer, created a magical world of whimsy in which I wanted to live.
One night during grad school, a fellow Master of Counseling candidate and I had a friendly argument about which topics we thought our professor would cover on an upcoming exam. After I’d explained my understanding and provided my supporting evidence for that belief, my friend said, “I can’t believe you’re not a lawyer.” (more…)