“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).

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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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