“Ladies and Gentlemen of the company,
I am honored and grateful for your presence,
for in your absence, my art does not exists.”
In memory of Mimi (Bat Ami) Barthélèmy (May 3, 1939 – April 27, 2013). I’ve heard these opening lines from her and they sunk into my consciousness forever, as an important lesson about what it means being a storyteller. These words are not only welcoming as an opening, even more so if you add to them the million dollar smile Mimi had; they are practically the truth.
I’ll remember her as one of the wiser, sharper and forgiving humans I’ve ever met.