This is not a new discovery, but whenever I go on a trip, I discover it all over again. The airports, the roads, the trains, the sidewalks, the shops, are so full of people: every one of them has a story to tell. And I want to hear it! What's with this curiosity? Are we all born with it, but become too busy writing our own story to have time for anyone else's? I imagine sitting around the tribal campfire listening to everyone's dreams on a regular basis. Who needs movies or TV?
Long ago my mother said, "every performer needs an audience." She was such a wise woman; she's been gone for 28 years and I still miss her.