Sunday, September 7, 2014


Audience is that person or collection of persons - that embodied mindfulness - to whom and to which the writer looks in order to have his/her writing and its worth confirmed, and by that confirmation to have some kind of presence in the audience, the finest expression of which is love. Secretly and usually with suitable humility, the writer waits, ever watchful, for the YES that is the catalyst for his or her confirmation of being. “The audience acknowledges me, therefore I exist.” But the great sadness is always there, no matter how famous or popular the writer becomes, or how ignored s/he remains - so long as the writer, storyteller, poet, actor, artist, refuses to recognise that the audience is within, not without.
Billy Marshall Stoneking

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