“Take off your emotional clothes and sing”

I don’t want to lose this quote, so here it is.

Using a vivid metaphor that acknowl­edged the scari­ness of the enter­prise, she explained, “We have to find the courage to take off our emo­tion­al clothes.” Ms. Cook elab­o­rat­ed on that dan­ger in speak­ing of the essen­tial fear that crawls around in most per­form­ers’ hearts, an anx­i­ety that in a curi­ous way may also be a moti­vat­ing fac­tor in the desire to become a per­former: “We feel that we’re not enough, that the world does­n’t want us.”

From Bar­bara Cook in the NYTimes, but also mir­rored if you don’t want to both­er with the NYT login (or Bug­MeNot).

Cur­rent Mood: indescribable
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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