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February 2023

School of Music Journal

Sharing The Light

Light Enough to Share

I have written much about the importance of sharing our light throughout the world. As we do so, people’s lives are blessed with warmth and a feeling of joy. They desire to feel more of that warmth and joy and so seek to experience more of the light. They can also be inspired to begin sharing the light that is within them. As important as sharing our light is, we must constantly look for ways to replenish our own light through the light of others.

On the pages of this issue of our Journal, we continue to celebrate the light shared by students, faculty, and emeritus faculty. We also celebrate the light shared with us by visiting artists, pedagogues, and other performers. Through their light, ours are made stronger and brighter.

This, then, is another important and simple truth to understand and remember as we work to lift and help others around us:

As we each share light, we will frequently need to rely on the light of others to rekindle our own. Thus, we cannot do it all by ourselves. We need others and they need us.

Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.
Leo Tolstoy
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Marianne Williamson

Enjoy the light that is shared with you. Then freely share your light with others. Remember, there is light enough to share!

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