Chasing Down the Muse
The pause is as important as the note. —Truman Fisher, composer
In life, as in music, the pauses are equal to the actions — the notes — in creating the whole. I ponder this truth as I take my own pause between the actions necessary to getting the summer's festivals up and running and the actual startup.
The Sawdust Art Festival had its Preview Night first this week on Tuesday, followed by the Art-A-Fair on Wednesday night. While Preview Nights are big party atmosphere occasions and energetic and exciting, the pause following is a welcome and necessary one. Though brief, the respite of a couple of days allows all the artists and staff to step back and breathe for a moment before the long days ahead.