Don’t smoke! Listen to him


Chances that you are as stubborn as I am are pretty high, after all we are friends and we have many things in common.

I never listen to anybody, made my own mistakes and can proudly announce, that I made some highly questionable choices in my lifetime. Why wouldn’t you do the same?

Who am I, to tell you what to do or what not to do? We all learn from our own mistakes and we pay the price, regardless how low or high. But then, you are my friend and  your well-being is important to me. I would like you to reconsider what you are doing.

I don’t want to preach to you, or suffocate you with quotes and platitudes. I hate that more than anything.

No, I am asking you to listen to him, not to me. Remember Yul Brynner? The exotic, sexy looking actor that made our hearts melt in “The King and I” when we young?

I remember it well don’t’ you? We both had to gasp when he finally put this hand around her waist for the dance. We were so young then, almost everything made us gasp and blush back then.

He played interesting characters in movies like “The magnificent Seven”, “Anastasia” and so many more. He was an interesting man, a great actor and photographer, an author of two books, a director and a wonderful musician.

He had a great life, but one big regret and he wanted to share that. He made a small, little film clip and he wanted it published after his dead. The message was very important to him.

So my friend, I am asking you to listen to him, not me. Would you please?

He died 1985, nine month after this was recorded.

Well, I Never…

Tell us about something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do.

8 thoughts on “Don’t smoke! Listen to him

  1. What an wonderful post. He was an awesome actor. Scared the beejeebers out of me in The Ten Commandments! But The King and I… I was SO broken hearted at the end when she went to him and he was dying. I think that really affected my whole impression of love. That was quite a testimony he gave in that video. Very understated by so powerful given the fact he had died from cancer.


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