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Continuing from where we left off last week, Sue had answere part of the question below and now continues her answer:

6)  What do you see in people’s eyes that let’s you know you’ve reached them, they’re tapping in, they’re on the journey with you?

The best way to tell you how I know I’ve reached them, is to give you an example:

 ** At a show for a Ladies Auxiliary church group this last December, I had a meal with them before I performed, & they were all so nice, but I could see scepticism in their eyes… scepticism that I’ve seen many times in people’s eyes BEFORE they see me perform. I could tell that they were pretty sure that a. I was not going to be a true Ventriloquist, b. The puppets weren’t even close to going to come alive, c. they were going to be bored as heck from a wanna be Ventriloquist’s boring second rate comedy (laughs) I wasn’t hurt by their scepticism.. it just makes their joy that much more meaningful later. 

Within seconds of starting the show, I saw complete joyous bewilderment (because the puppet WAS alive, completely), wonder, & delighted laughter. By the end of the show, many had tears in their eyes they were laughing soSue's Shows - Sue with Scooter at Adult Birthday Party Psychic Show hard. The magic of Ventriloquism was connecting them to the Universe with me. And we had a blast together. But I think the most special time came after the show. I had my puppet Petunia sing a few of my favourite Christmas songs… mournful songs, & songs filled with beauty & peace (Luly Lulay, I Wonder as I Wander), and as Petunia’s clear, child’s voice (laughs… yes, don’t worry, I know it was still me doing it) filled the room with the beauty of those songs, I saw wonder & understanding in the ladies’ eyes… the same ‘Oh, NOW I get life… now I understand EVERYTHING’ feeling that I get when I’m performing. Hands went to lips, eyes filled with tears, there was a deep stillness in the audience, in that room, that echoed.. & the connection was strong, STRONG for me with the Universe, so it was SO joyous for me too. It’s one of many, many moments I’ll never forget.

** I love especially performing for teenagers, because the scepticism before I perform is even more profound with them (laughs).. & the joy & wonder & delight is even more special when I perform, because this is A TOUGH CROWD usually to get to feel wonder. But the connection with the universe that I give teenagers is even more needed & appreciated by them. They are just beginning to realize what a hard, sometimes terrible world we live in… they are unsheltered by childhood anymore… so they NEED to be inspired, NEED to feel that intense magic & connection… NEED to feel that there is still magic & wonder in this world. I often get the same feeling with teenagers that I get with sick & injured children, that they are in constant distress & need healing, badly. So I very often go into full healing connection mode with them, even in a performance. The need is there, & my psyche reacts to it often before I’m even aware.

Sue's Shows - Hospital 9** When I’m going in to work with children in the Hospital, I always have a puppet already on my arm, ready to talk, because I often meet the children I’m working with out for walks in the halls. It has created situations that delight me. Very often I’ll be walking down a hallway with Boo Bear, & adults coming towards me will stare & smile at the enormous bear. I’ll wait ‘til they’re close enough & then I have Boo Bear turn to look at them & say ‘HELLO!’ happily… and they jump 3 feet into the air & laugh so much & stop & talk to Boo Bear. It’s hilarious & so much fun. I quite often have whole elevators of adults talking to my puppets, & we startle people when the elevator doors open & we all come out laughing & talking. I love it because it is little mini connections with the universe with people… moments where I’m giving them a little joy & magic in their life. And people have told me, often, how very much this has meant to them. And people will often prod me until I DO get the puppet to talk, if I haven’t done so yet because I’m exhausted after working with a child. It is always a sign to me just how much we adults yearn for true magic in our lives.

It has also touched me deeply, when working with the children, that I’ll see nurses & doctors standing at the door for sometimes 20 minutes at a time, watching & laughing with wonder & delight in their eyes. I know the incredible, often sad work they’re doing with these children, so it’s so nice to be able to give THEM some joy & a Sue's Shows - Sue with Scooter at Corporate Christmas Party Showbreak from their hard work.

to be continued next week…


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My name is Michele Andree. I am an artist, I paint musicians in action. I think I’m a musician at heart, my instrument being… a brush, so I play…brush and I paint… music.
I love jazz. I call it freedom music. It promotes special values. I love intelligent people and good conversations.

Some people ask me how music relates to art. Personally I find they go hand in hand. Music is what turns me on to painting. It makes me see colours