Born on this day: Serena Williams, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Dustin Hoffman, Austin Nichols
Remember the biggest jigsaw puzzle you’ve ever completed.
The final piece of a puzzle remains a mystery, right untill the very last stages. Any piece I find can prove to be the final one, until I connect it. Once it’s connected it becomes part of the reality which assists me to complete more of the puzzle.
In other words, I connect some sky pieces and come up to where the house and trees are. Then I can begin on those pieces.
Problem is, in real life I get all the pieces, but I can’t find the game’s package and cover, where the complete image is shown.
All I stumble across are other peoples’ game packages, or more precisely – the ones they are hoping to put together.
This is exactly when today’s day-sign and stage both come very handy. Chuen is a new beginning, a rearrangement of existing materials, like the artist does. Chuen is the day-lord that might tell me: “first, connect two pieces that fit each other, pick up another piece, then repeat”.
9-Chuen is about a patient way of art. It requires a deep devotion to the craft and its intricacies. It’s the kind of devotion that makes actors change their daily routines completely to gain weight, for months on end, just for that perfect scene.
THE CONSUMMATE ARTIST
And now for some Dustin Hoffman (9-Chuen), in tribute to Laurence Olivier (10-Men), Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton (11-Men):
Chuen-types are born for the limelight. They can be anyone they want to be, and convince you every single time. Some prominent Chuen examples from the silver screen are: Ford (2), Connery (4), Roth (5), Jacobi (7), Hoffman (9), De Niro (12) and Irons (13). All these stand out in their versatility, professionalism, and magical touch.
(And I didn’t even have to mention their first names.)