Toward the end of high school, I left home to attend a private boarding school in Michigan called Interlochen Arts Academy.
Interlochen was for me a magical place, populated by individualists, social misfits, and eccentrics — kids who, like me, were passionate about art.
I loved Interlochen. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by creative people my own age: musicians, painters, actors, dancers...it was like coming home. Interlochen was where I learned the discipline required to build a life in the arts, and where I learned how rewarding an artist's life can be.
"I'd rather hear Thad Jones miss a note
than hear Freddie Hubbard make twelve." ~Miles Davis
“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?
He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right.
But there are older and simpler and better words,
and those are the ones I use.” ~Ernest Hemingway
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
~Leonardo da Vinci
"That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above,
and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below,
to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing." ~The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus