Thursday, November 05, 2009

today i'm a yeasayer

august coppola has been on my mind. i knew nothing of him until i read his obituary yesterday, and now, i want to know more. those close to him called him a dreamer, a renaissance man, a "yeasayer." i plan to learn more about him while my daughter sleeps. for now, i like thinking about this:

In 1991, instead of leading a groundbreaking for a planned addition to San Francisco State's creative arts complex, Coppola hosted a "skybreaking" because, he said: "The idea is to look up, rather than down -- look up to the sky, the clouds, teach young people to dream."


1 comment:

jini said...

what an interesting story about a very interesting man. thanks for pointing me in that direction!
yeasayer indeed!