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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Betts

Paul Henry & I discuss, "What is The Bridge The Gap Project?''

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

“One of the strangest things is the act of creation. You’re faced with a blank slate—a page, a canvas, a block of stone or wood, a silent musical instrument. You then look inside yourself and pull and tug and squeeze and fish around for slippery raw shapeless things that swim like fish made of cloud vapor and fill you with living clamor. You latch onto something. And you bring it forth out of your head like Zeus giving birth to Athena. And as it comes out, it takes shape and tangible form. It drips on the canvas, and slides through your pen, it springs forth and resonates into the musical strings, and slips along the edge of the sculptor’s tool onto the surface of the wood or marble. You have given it cohesion. You’ve brought forth something ordered and beautiful out of nothing.”

Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

I thought this quote covered what I want to say in announcing to the world through the Paul Henry show, "What is the Bridge The Gap Project"?. So I’ll let it speak for me. And I’ll take this opportunity to say to Paul, his team and the people of TV3 a huge heartfelt THANK YOU! Thank you for being socially responsible, for being the first to see my vision and take action to help me bring it to light.

Because William Shakespeare’s quote from the Merchant of Venice is bang-on: “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

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