“I’m still going.
It keeps you thinking young.
My body is old,
but I think the same as I did
when I was 20 years old.”
- June Foray
"I believe it's important to stay young at heart,
to have faith in what might seem impossible
and to have goals beyond your current abilities or temporary means."
- Haley Williams
"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another."
Patti Deutsch, legendary voice actress and regular actress
died this Thursday in her Los Angeles home at 73.
Deutsch’s big break came in 1972
when she was case as a regular on NBC’s politically tinged sketch series Laugh-In.
By the mid-’80s, Deutsch had begun a successful second career as a voice actor on shows including The Smurfs,
while continuing to guest on live-action TV series such as She’s the Sheriff and Moonlighting.
She lent her voice to episodes of such ’90s toon series as Darkwing Duck and The Critters,
the latter of which also featured Neil Patrick Harris and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Another voice of laughter has left us. :-(
June Foray, the voice of “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’s”
Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale
of Boris and Natasha fame in the early 1960s
and a key figure in the animation industry, died Thursday just 8 weeks short of her 100th birthday.
Foray was also the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel,
Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons
and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,”
among hundreds of others.
Foray continued to work late in life, reprising her role as Rocky
in director Gary Trousdale’s short “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” released by DreamWorks Animation in 2014.
( Taken from David's fine tribute to her:
June Foray's sense of feeling younger and always finding a reason to laugh
is an important key to living well:
Feeling younger inspires a sense of resilience that keeps people young.
1.) USE IT OR LOSE IT
Challenge yourself to try new things, learn new ideas, and develop new skills.
Realizing that most human abilities follow a “use it or lose it” pattern
can motivate us to stay active in all realms of our lives.
2.) HARD TO SAIL WHEN AT ANCHOR
Bring your attention repeatedly to the present moment, through informal mindfulness practice.
It can help you to appreciate this moment,
rather than becoming lost in regrets about the past or imagining future deterioration.
3.) LIFE GROWS AS WE DO
Develop a sense of meaning in life.
Focus on something larger than yourself,
whether that’s connecting with people close to you or helping improve the lives of others.
Or commit yourself to a hobby you love,
such as gardening, attending the theater, dancing, or reading.
When our focus is just on our own immediate pleasure or pain,
we’re much more likely to have difficulty with the aging process.
4.) SCRAPPED KNEE PRINCIPLE
Remember when you were younger and would take a tumble, only to forget about it in five minutes?
When you’re an adult, a lot of things aren’t all that easy to brush off,
rather than dwell on them, you still manage to dust yourself right back off and go at it again
(though this time, smarter).
After all, life’s too short to spend it dwelling on the scrapes and bruises.
Sometimes the only way to get over a setback is to simply just try again.
5.) LAUGHTER FILLS YOUR SAILS
Laugh real. Laugh honestly.
It will feel really, really good, and no matter how unattractive you think your laugh is,
And laughter releases endorphins which act as natural morphine.
How cool is that?
6.) LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE AS LONG AS YOU CONTINUE TO EXPLORE
There’s always something new to discover and claim as yours,
whether it’s a new restaurant,
a new coffee shop hidden away in your neighborhood,
a new book, or maybe even a new passion and hobby you never even knew you had inside yourself.
We spend so much of our days going through routines and the same paths and habits,
and breaking free only to stumble on something you never even knew you’d love
is refreshing and can remind you about every little beautiful thing in this world.
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven,
that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?