21 December

index“Do not confuse beauty with beautiful. Beautiful is a human judgement. Beauty is All. The difference is everything.”

“Healthy mysticism praises acts of letting go, of being emptied, of getting in touch with the space inside and expanding this until it merges with the space outside. Space meeting space; empty pouring into empty. Births happen from that encounter with emptiness, nothingness. Solitude is built into nature itself. We need our space in which to dance our dance. Let us not fight emptiness and nothingness, but allow it to penetrate us even as we penetrate it.”

“I propose that we can fall in love several times a day for the rest of our lives. You could fall in love with the galaxies — there are one trillion out there! … You could fall in love with species of wild flowers, of which there are still 10,000 on this planet; you could fall in love with fish and plants, trees, animals, and birds, and with people, especially those who are different from us.”

Matthew Fox: born 21 December 1940, Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Virgo, American priest and theologian.

 

Other celebrities born today:

Thomas Becket, (10.12.7) Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury (21 December 1118- d. 1170)

Tommaso Masaccio, (10.4) Italian painter (21 December 1401-d. 1428)

Petro Mohyla, Moldovan religious figure (21 December 1596-d. 1646)

Benjamin Disraeli, (9.5.8) 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (21 December 1804-d. 1881)

Gustave Kahn, (9.8.11) French poet (21 December 1859-d. 1936)

Don Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer (21 December 1872-d. 1956)

Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (21 December 1892-d. 1980)

Rebecca West, (10.10.10) British writer (21 December 1892-d. 1983)

Anthony Powell, (9.7.1) British author (21 December 1905-d. 2000)

Heinrich Böll, (9.12.9) German writer and Nobel laureate (21 December 1917-d. 1985)

A child… never takes time off as a child; time off does not begin until the principles of order have been accepted. (Heinrich Boll)

 

John Severin, American comics artist 21 December 1921

Arnošt Lustig, Czech author 21 December 1926

John G. Avildsen, (9.8) American film director 21 December 1935

Jane Fonda, (9.5.10) American actress 21 December 1937

Frank Moorhouse, Australian author 21 December 1938

Frank Zappa, (9.6.9) American musician (21 December 1940-d. 1993)

Reinhard Mey, (9.3) German singer 21 December 1942

Carla Thomas, American singer 21 December 1942

Paco de Lucía, (9.1) Spanish musician 21 December 1947

Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter 21 December 1950

Betty Wright, (9.4) American singer 21 December 1953

Lynda Thomas, Mexican singer 21 December 1981

Alexa Goddard, British R&B singer 21 December 1988