As artists, it is incumbent upon us to teach what we know to the young and passionate who travel a similar path. We have the power to expand and give weight to their dreams by example, delivered with love.
After the closing night performance of 'As I Remember It' at the Kennedy Center, dozens of students waited for Carmen. Watching her impart her natural wisdom to them—simply, generously and with effortless grace—was an extension of the brilliance we had all just witnessed on stage.
She is true master, across the board. Carmen tells this young audience "...That's what Mr. Holder said: You always find beauty in people.."
Thank you Carmen and thank you Geoffrey, for your standard of art and ascension. You show us the way.
— Carol Friedman