Lisa Pasold

To make music more intensely...

What I did last night: I heard the news with horror & contacted friends to make sure they had reached safety.


What I did last night: I went to the theatre in New Orleans, to see a new play by Joseph Furnari and to hear Adelina Patti's repertoire gorgeously sung by Katherine McClain. 


Both performers reminded me that the creative life force of humanity is the only belief system I value. To put it more poetically, "This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than every before." --which is perhaps a quote from Leonard Bernstein. Whether he said exactly this or not, the words are a good torch to follow. 


I believe the only brave response to insanity is to say NO, I will not lock myself in my house & sandbag the doors...against the enemy, against the refugees, against the infidel. Because that will let them, and I do not care who they are, into my heart.