July 28, 2009

I heard an interview with Stanley Drucker, the recently retired principle clarinetist for the NY Philharmonic Orchestra. He performed with the orchestra for 60 years. He said that there are two essential elements to any performance — joy and passion.

Assume for a moment that Shakespeare had it right; all the world really is a stage and we are the players. Life is the play, and you, as an aspect of your greater consciousness, are the actor. It is an extemporaneous performance! Do you have the two essential elements?