reaches beyond stage wings,
stored scenery and props,
dressing room doors and empty instrument cases.
encompasses more than excitement-induced giggles,
leg stretches and sweaty palms.
is where the soul of the performer first unfolds,
by the beauty of an art.
of relentless practice add new dimensions to the soul,
a skill so technically strong,
when bent by the whim of individual interpretation,
only sparkles more brilliantly.
the polished performer turns his eyes inward,
new avenues of potential within the soul,
seeking opportunities for self-expression through the art.
then, is where present and future performers
the arts which, when presented onstage,
their sensual wonderment to the souls of others.
Michaud-Kay began a career in writing because she was curious.
She found writing provided an excuse for digging deeper into subjects,
both human and academic. She turned this personality quirk into
a 30-year career in corporate communications. Now retired, she
lives in Tennessee
still exploring where curiosity leads.