Artists are ‘‘the people we designate to open up their lives for examination so we can understand better who we are.’’ They offer up their own stories as ‘‘what Updike called ‘specimen lives,’ ’’ …‘‘Examples of what it’s like to be human.’’
—Terry Gross on why she loves to interview artists, as reported by Susan Burton for the New York Times (a wonderful interview, that made me appreciate Ms. Gross and her 40 years of NPR Fresh Air interviews all the more)
P.S. This morning’s post. Would love to start occasionally posting more times throughout the week.
[Photo: WHYY / Fresh Air Tumblr]