When the world gets heated and scary, arts and entertainment often provides sanctuary for us. Did you know that box office receipts rise in recession or tough political times? Ticket sales, lipstick, chocolate and booze.... Why is that?
Well, those things describe low-cost/easy ways to feel or not feel (depending on your poison). Entertainment often becomes a sanctuary. It becomes a place where we can cry with external reason and without judgment….or be swept away in something grander than our own lives….or laugh when the world is otherwise falling apart. For a relatively low price, we can be transported somewhere else. We can allow ourselves to shamelessly feel when we might be otherwise walking through the world in a numb onesie.
So, while the world may feel uncertain right now, the good news is that we happen to be in the entertainment business, which leaves us with this wonderful opportunity. We get to be the people who hold up the walls of that sanctuary. Who fill it with story and release. We get to furnish escape, share unexplored perspective and plant the seeds of change. So, don't wait. Share your voice. Create! We are going to need you. Let’s get to work, shall we?
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