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Art exists as a way to know ourselves.

Sometimes we feel alone, trapped in our own minds. There is a need in all human beings to ease this loneliness by creating bonds with other people by sharing our life experiences and beliefs.

One of the ways we come together is through the performing arts.

We realize that, despite physical appearances, we are all -fundamentally the same in our desires to be loved, understood and accepted. That is why art transcends all race, gender, language, religion and culture. Through art, we share our fears, our desires, our needs, our hopes, our fantasies and our lust.

When we go to a concert, listen to a singer, watch a film or a play that resonates within our soul, we feel as though someone understands us. This results in compassion and a deeper understanding of one another that can heal the world. This, in my opinion, is the greatest gift we can give each other.

Empathy and kindness.

The performing arts are a living tradition, a legacy that must be guarded and maintained with absolute ferocity. I am so grateful that I’ve been given the gift to be an artist. I feel fortunate to be in this industry.

If you’ve been given the gift to be an artist, consider yourself lucky!

Art is also God’s way of saying hello, shouting to you and revealing something glorious about itself.

So, pay attention to music, songs, dance, films and plays. Listen and watch carefully. Art has the power to transform, illuminate, educate, inspire and motivate.

Love art the way art loves life. Remember your life is a work of art as well.