Sandra says she only writes on the days she doesn’t put on shoes.
Sandra also says that art should save lives.
I am therefore caught in a paradox.
I must wear shoes in order to go to work, to pay my bills and to feed myself. I am a teacher, I teach theatre and I teach hope.
I don’t know if I have saved any lives yet in my theatre class, but I do know that I have helped change some.
On the other hand, if I gave up my day job to write like Sandra, one day, maybe my written words will save a life.
It is time for me to decide what is more important: wearing shoes or saving lives?