Live performances are the best reality shows.

Today we order entertainment like take-out. My Netflix and Prime accounts are a carnage of half-watched shows, most of them rejected because I am no longer in the mood. Entertainment is becoming a condiment for our meals, like hot sauce. Or a well-paired wine in the best-case scenario. Instead of being an active pursuit, entertainment is merely a filler in our lives. Reclaim entertainment by watching live performances. Making an effort to watch a performance and being in a dedicated space for art is good for the soul. So is being in the company of others also enriching their souls.

Nothing is more sublime than watching a fully engaged performer creating beauty out of nothing but their talent right before your eyes. It is like having courtside seats to creativity. Live performances also remind us that we can find joy together despite our differences, and be human.  

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