A robust week of arts and culture is upon us, friends. Coming up, Intercultural Journeys hosts Solomon Temple for a night of cabaret and food for the soul, Philadelphia Ballet Company's Cinderella is an ambitious swing at the family-friendly production, and the FirstGlance Film Festival celebrates 25 years—going from a basement in Philly to an annual bi-coastal festival curating dozens and dozens of local and international films every year. Stephanie Feldman's new novel Saturnalia takes a glimpse of our future selves—and the parts of ourselves and our reality that we may not want to sit with.
These are all quite the feats, and it's got me wondering: we change as people and we talk about that quite casually, but do we speak enough about how we grow and how we have changed as creatives over the years? How do we see ourselves growing in a world that's become far more uncertain? Creatives are often expected to stay relatively the same (like when a singer pivots into a new genre). But creatives evolve, too—they are people, after all. I wonder how creatives and artists (and their audiences) will continue to grow and we'll come to accept that growth with more flexibility and grace.