Speaking

I don’t speak as much as I used to.

When I was a boy and teenager I could be quite the motormouth. I was also impatient.

In the last several years, I think my body and spirit are understand the power and magic behind sounds, and even simply listening. Just listening allows me to stay closer to the moment.

I don’t remember who said it, but several actors over the years have spoken about the philosophy behind “acting is reacting.” While this statement could be understood in several different ways, what I hear is that the power to listen and react, without projecting or thinking of what you’re going to say next is much more powerful, because sometimes, it is the reaction that can leave a much larger impact than the initial action.

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