Mary - Louise Parker + Your Passion Recall
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“To convey in any existing language how I miss you isn’t possible. It would be like blue trying to describe the ocean.”
― Mary-Louise Parker, Dear Mr. You
With an equal gift for wit and pathos, in 1990, Mary-Louise Parker made her Broadway debut in Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss. In 2001, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Catherine Llewellyn in David Auburn's Proof. Her subsequent film roles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Red (2010), R.I.P.D. (2013), and Red 2 (2014). (2013) In 2018,
she featured as a political strategist on Showtime's Billions and had a lot of success as the sexy and eccentric lead in Weeds.
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This AT HOME ART DATE is a chance for your writing to get hot and heavy when the sun goes down.
(element one) WATCH this interview with Mary-Louise Parker about her autobiographical novel written in letter form here.
(element two) RECALL people, places, or things you have splendid or complicated passionate memories of and choose three.
(element three) WRITE a letter to each of those three. Make it a tribute, make it a dismissal, make it bawdy but be sure to incriminate both yourself and your addressee.
How does it feel to write letters that give you a little tingle and maybe some closure?
Even if you resist doing this exercise, do it anyway.
If you seek perfection, you will never reach completion.
Finished? Congratulations. Well done, artist!
Please share your letters with trusted friends. Even share it on social media! Try always to share your art.
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Mary- Louise Parker On Life Without Men