At the close of her show, the late Nancy LaMott always said, It's cabaret - there's always an encore!

Nancy LaMott

 

 

     A few centuries earlier, in his evergreen work, "Ode to Intimations On Immortality," the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth said, " ... Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; we will grieve not, rather find strength in what lies behind."

 Some might remember those musings from "Splendor In the Grass," the 1961 coming of age movie with a beauteous Natalie Wood and a hunky Warren Beatty, from which the title is borrowed. But centuries later, those words ring true. What can we do when something is lost? We move forward - and, with luck, learn a little from the past.

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