The Role of The Artist in Society

18 Oct

My dad had a story he liked to tell over dinner.

He was seeing a show and at a certain part everyone was yelling over each other. It was supposed to be some sort of a press conference and then one person would shout his question.

“What is the role of the artist in society?”

And the other actor gave an answer but dad couldn’t remember it.

So every time he told the story you got to answer it anew.

What is the role of the artist in society?

What makes someone an artist?

Maybe it’s when you seek out the deepest part of yourself and turn it into something that taps into the same deep part of someone else.

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