He did some of the Cinquevalli tricks, with a soft ball, not a hard. One of his best was juggling with two balls by his head alone. His finest thing was juggling with eight disks (not for long) while doing something with his head - I forget what.
Griffiths Brothers with a horse now, not a donkey, were side-splitting. So was Potter, a "comedian".
Apathy of audience to all the good things. Applause, but not enough.
|Beckett v. Carpentier|
Gloominess of Alhambra and stodginess of audience compared to my recollection of 1889. yet probably no real difference.
When one gets intimate with a woman she generally makes assertions about herself to show that she is not like other women. A man seldom tries to show that he is not like other men.
I have recently been very worried by Dorothy. Yesterday I wrote to her as follows: "Well, I had one and a half hours sleep again last night, despite every effort and precaution. I have now put my play definitely aside, as I cannot even keep my thoughts on it; & pressing contracts will force me to leave it now for two or three months. Which is very disturbing & disappointing - quite apart from the loss of time, time being money. Not that I am worrying about that. But I am still worrying about something else - that you will disobey the doctor's advice to confine yourself to 'a little wine'." Not to beat about the bush, I am anxious that she may be disposed to alcoholism. The consuming nature of my anxiety derives from the fact that I adore her (and have told her so), I am completely wrapped up in her, and I would do anything to ensure her success in life.