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  • One of the last times I went to have a show of my art in Minnesota, Rebecca, a photographer - friend of Larry and Kathy, showed us one of her favorite movies. That movie impressed me as few have, an old one from right after the end of the Second World War, the photography and message stuck with me for many years, even though I forgot the name of the movie, who was the director or who were the actors. Over the years I have remembered this movie - session once and again and cursed myself many times for not having remembered all this to find and watch that movie again.

    Two days ago I accidently came across that photograph after my show in Three Rooms Up so many years ago. Yesterday my friend and ex - agent Kathy Shaw, who is in that photograph Past and contacts me about no more than twice a year sent me this message:

    "I have some news: Patty Burretts called the other day and told me that they are closing Three Rooms. Ahhh...such memories there of exciting times when your fame was just beginning! They are pretty sad. It’s a matter of getting a bad rent arrangement from the new owners of the Galleria.They have been in business for over 40 years!!! I just went down there to see them and her daughter Amy was there. It was SO sad, such a vibrant, great business and they are just selling everything and closing down."

    I received that message and pondered IMPERMANENCE in a profound way yesterday while waiting for our weekly Historic Cinema Cycle to start, which takes place every Wednesday at 6 in the evening in our small Cinema Club and is organized by our friend the Spanish historian Juan Blasco. We just started with a two - months - cycle of English movies.

    Juan arrived troubled: he had not been able to find the movie announced for the evening in his extensive collection.

    "But I have brought another excellent one," he told me," One of the best movies ever made!"

    Well, the movie started and what do you think? Yes: it was the one Rebecca shared with us so many years ago, it returned to me and all these tiny details of my personal past, Kathy, Patty Burrett and her daughter Amy from Three Rooms Up in Edina, Rebecca, Larry, the Spaniard Juan Blasco, our little Cinema - Club down here in Southern Mexico and I - we suddenly connected.

    What a coincidence!

    Carl Jung called this SYNCHRONICITY.

    Is there MEANING in this? I am not sure. What could that meaning possibly be?

    But even without any obvious meaning, this kind of Synchronicity impresses me deeply.

    What it makes me feel is: it is true: EVERYTHING REALLY IS CONNECTED WITH EVERYTHING ELSE....and, by the way, the movie was filmed in 1949 in post - war Vienna and is THE THIRD MAN with Orson Wells, written by Graham Greene THE THIRD MAN

    If you have never seen it: DO IT NOW!


    Art by Kiki: WE ARE ALL ONE BEING
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