Friday, June 14, 2019

Food For Thought Friday

2019 Broadway  - Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical went to Andre De Shields for his role in  Hadestown.  It's his first Tony award.

The man is 73 years old.  He gave one of the best speeches I've heard, and believe me, Tony Award winners give good speeches. As stage actors, they have gravitas.

With perfect timing, he had three things to say:

1. Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming.

2. Slowly is the fastest way to get where you want to be

3. The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing.

That's your food for thought on a Friday.

Have a good weekend!


  1. Very wise words.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Wise words indeed. Always another mountain to climb.

  3. Hi Joanne - I hadn't heard of Andre de Shields ... but those three suggestions or exhortations are perfect - and ones we need to follow ... cheers Hilary

    1. He's been a steady performer on Broadway. But, he's learned plenty in his 73 years. Cool dude.

  4. Well, you've offered some GREAT food for thought... and wise words to live by. He's sounds like my kinda guy. :)

  5. Those are all good points to ponder. So great for him to win the Tony.