I just saw Cabaret on Broadway for the second time starring the immaculate Alan Cumming. Every time he opened his mouth, I learned something new about life, love, hate, pain, innocence, torment, judgement, pride... you name it, I learned it. In my opinion, the following quote is the most poignant statement he makes throughout the entire Kander and Ebb show...
"Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames and Messieurs
Ladies and Gentleman
I ask you, Is it a crime to fall in love?
Can we ever choose where the heart leads us?
All we ask is eine bisschen Verstandnis
A little understanding
Why can't the world leben und leben lassen?
'Live and let live....'
It is so easy in this business to forget why I do what I do. The daily grind can be wearing and tearing, and there are so many times that I am on the verge of giving up, moving to Mexico, and spending the rest of my days chillaxing on a beach, sipping on coconut water and chardonnay. Then I go and see one show and am reminded of the importance of art, theatre, and above all, love. The simplicity of it is truly astounding. Just... LOVE.
" To love another person is to see the face of God." -Les Miserables