In the past several weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know dozens of artists in many different genres. Winter ended in a concentrated flurry of activity, namely the 2013 E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Arts Residency and Kun-Yang/Lin Dancers ONE: Gifts From Afar. Both presented me with the opportunity not only to work with these great artists, but to be influenced by them, their energies and graces. A great artist once said “art can be a lonely place”. So it is a real gift to be able to receive, and be received by, many wonderful people in the past few months. My branches reach further, my world gets bigger with each one of you!