Hi Friend, Welcome to the pre-Episode 28 (fake Episode 28) of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast. Today George and I are celebrating Christmas with my son and his boyfriend and three amazing dogs. Two of our three dogs must return home when my daughter and her partner get back from Tulsa. The pups, Charlie, Theo, and Buster, can occasionally be heard snoring in the background on this episode. It's Christmas. We haven't had a snow day yet but we expect some later this week.
George, Darian, Will, and Sally
George and I wanted to share some thoughts on creativity and the holidays. We also gave some shout outs to friends and family. I mentioned several people gracious enough to allow me to interview them including a recent episode with Frank Gallagher of Lager & Tea. We are so grateful for the support and love in our lives. It's what keeps me creating. In fact, at the end of this episode I shared a winter song I wrote for my sister. But any of you out there who are teachers will enjoy, "It's A Snow Day After All".
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I hope you all know how much I appreciate the support you've given the blog and the podcast these last few months. It's such a joy to know so many of you want to create original work for the stage. If you get a snow day this season, I hope you'll use it to work on a creative project. Not only does creating something make you feel good. It also gives others around you to be creative as well. I'll leave you with the words from Marianne Williamson's book, "A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles".
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”