The actor John Goodman wrote me a letter about how he had played ”Big Baby” Pozzo in ”Waiting for Godot” a couple of years ago on Broadway, with my long time friend Bill Irwin. What a treat it was to get his letter and it brought back memories of when I played Pozzo “Big Baby” on stage at San Quentin.
You know what hurts my soul, is that sometimes I watch a movie, a TV show and scenes I know I could have brought to life with endless depth, power and realness. I know I could have brought such feeling, that I just want to sit and cry, why? Why bless me with such depth of seeing and feeling, with such depths of love and empathy and not be able to display such talent. Oh, why must a wildflower wither and go away when the sun forever shines...