“[Improv] makes you work with people better, just in general. And I don’t mean like work like at a job—just interact with people better. I keep going back to the same word “listening,” but it really is just that.”—Matt Besser (via ucbcomedy)
I had a really incredible experience at a bar I went to last night. I said thank you to the bouncer after he handed me my ID card back after taking a few seconds longer than I expected and he asked if I was an actress because I have “such a nice voice.” I explained that I do improv and web videos. And he said, “Well, us Scorpios always have our humor to fall back on.”
He then explained that I am the year of the tiger and he is the year of the rabbit so I’m more courageous than him. I tried to tell him he could control his own destiny and he went into a long speech about how although that’s true he uses that to guide him and then he sometimes veers from the tracks.
Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet, When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet; He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how We are working to completion, working on from then to now.
Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete, Lacking only certain data for your adding, as is meet, And remember men will scorn it, ‘tis original and true, And the obliquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.
But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learned the worth of scorn, You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn, What for us are all distractions of men’s fellowship and smiles; What for us the Goddess Pleasure with her meretricious smiles.
You may tell that German College that their honor comes too late, But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant’s fate. Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.