"She will never learn the most necessary, most difficult and principal thing in music, that is time, because from childhood she has designedly cultivated the habit of ignoring the beat." Letter to Leopold Mozart (24 October 1777)
Unrequited love is a horrible thing for the lover. For the lovee, it is an unreal thing, often flattering yet a scary mystery.
On the Bold and the Beautiful, we see a Thomas Forrester who cannot imagine a life with any other woman in Los Angeles, or the United States in general, who could ever measure up to his overwhelming love and lust for Hope Logan.
Thomas is a designer who is losing his mind at the same time he is producing his best line a clothes.
A third generation Forrester dress designer, Thomas is maybe even more of a genius than his father Ridge and Grandfather Eric combined. He certainly is showing the tortured signs of Van Gogh in this latest episode.
Here is where the pure power afforded the Forrester family-company-business is given such deference in fictionalized Los Angeles and the world that Thomas can hide away from anyone and still look and act “the part.”
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful, two American serial dramas in year 48 and 34 respectively on television, have returned after a fantastic adjustment to life during a pandemic.
The families of #The Bold and the Beautiful®️ are based in Los Angeles and its culture of fashion designing and publication. The families of The Young and the Restless® are based in Genoa City, Wisconsin and its culture of communication, cosmetic companies.
Serial dramatic series, called originally “Operatic Dramas” and teased by some as “Soap Operas” are the longest running dramas on television. When people cry, “Oh I never watch those shows” it reminds me of all the 70 million people who would never think of buying a Barry Manilow album or the 50 million copies of a Phil Collins album where people assert “[I’d never think of listening to].” Right.
When I was 12, I, like so many of you, already lost 3 close family members to battles with cancer.
Alyvia Alyn Lind, as Faith Newman, does a most wondrous job of showing exactly how it feels to have the weight of this disease hurts you while at the same time having the determination not to allow it to affect her life more than her mother, played by Sharon Case, would want.
The song “My Brave Face” by Paul McCartney was written as a reaction to the death of Paul’s wife Linda. Linda also died of cancer and the emotions one goes through in trying to stop an invisible killer could only be turned into a silver-lining song by the best of songwriters and performers — as that of a Sir Paul.