“On the other side of fear lies freedom.”
I was thinking about the many artists I’ve come to know, both here and in past places I’ve lived, from one coast to the other.
My own background is in the arts, though nowadays I’m very happy to be a supporter, an admirer, someone who loves to encounter new artists, see their work, and be taken on an exciting, creative ride—be it on a stage, a concert hall, the streets or hanging on a wall. Art, for me, is a window that gives a peek into other stories, histories, realities.
One of the aspects I love about art is that the artist’s work channels not only creativity, but their fears and angers, humor, and their accumulated life experiences, with an energy that literally surrounds us, engages and transports us.
And in doing so, perhaps gives us permission, too, to dance through the darkness of our own fears, so we may emerge where there is light, hope and freedom.