Who is most aware of what we have carried forward with us from childhood? Our partners. Intimate relationships are the contexts where these old reflexes are most likely to emerge and even dominate our current experience.
How we read and approach the stories of others is all-important. How can we interpret with a reflective heart? We can simultaneously celebrate our own traditions and welcome the beauty of those of others.
The entire season of "Dallas" should be studied by those helming and writing daytime soaps because this is how it should be done. It's definitely a soap, but that's no slam. It has everything: romance, drama, suspense, a little bit of comedy, but most of all, at its core, it's all about family.
While I had entered the Los Angeles Children's Chorus rehearsal feeling tired from a long season, put upon by budget cuts, I realized once again why I do this work, why all arts managers do their work.
And they said things were bad in the 70's. The dirt, the porno shops, the Disco. All that is now a fond memory for many New Yorkers who gamely braved that bit of Hades to attend a real Broadway musical.