01/05/02 - 17:11:36
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I agree with you, Eth.|
Kevin, are you having a very, very bad day -- or is this some sort of back & forth you're getting going with Keith? You can be a lot more level-headed & kind than what's spilling out this morning!
As I recall, it was just a few weeks ago that our own Goombah won the auction of one of Grace's paintings that she'd donated to raise funds for the families of firefighters & police in New York. That was a couple of months after her appearance onstage to help raise money. I write checks, sure -- but giving a lot of time when you're busy, or art that you've put hours into creating & that you could sell -- that, I think, is a few steps beyond ordinary giving.
During the years I lived in Mill Valley, I'd regularly hear stories about Grace extending herself to others. Here's just one: She was getting her hair done & overheard the shop owner (a friend of mine) & one of the staff talking about a colleague, D, who'd been getting into more & more trouble with alcohol, & who'd started no-showing for work & making rambling calls to W (owner) late at night. Grace found a piece of paper, wrote her phone number on it, & gave it to W, saying: "Tell D to call me." How many of us would do that?
When I hear about her support for animal rights, I never think that it's in lieu of concern for people. On the contrary, it seems to me an extension (in her characteristically individualistic way) of a reflexively generous heart.
Did you mind the song "Bear Melt"?
I believe you've gotten so many 2-cent-pieces from me over the past couple days, you oughtta now have a dime. Spend it on something PLEASANT, will ya? Or buy me a donut...
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