Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dorothy Gunther Pugh: New Year's Observation

Dorothy Gunther Pugh is founding artistic director an CEO of Ballet Memphis:

Well then, it is my hope that Memphians will find within themselves the capacity to find their own joy, and creatively spread their discoveries to as many people as they can. Leadership that provides opportunities for this exercise of discovery would certainly be appreciated. These are times that need all kinds of generosity. In my Nutcracker program letter, I said that I had never met a human being who was happy by hoarding what he had, be it money, talent, ideas, laughter, or intelligence. Give something you're good at away, and it will come back to you tenfold! Hold on to something tightly, and it will shrink, and may even strangle you!


Anonymous said...

100% correct!
Give it away!

carol said...

This is one reason I will always love DGP. She is an underappreciated civic asset. We need more people who are generous in spirit and can express it so inspiringly.