In all these scenarios, the focus is on the process and not necessarily the elements that create a period of transition, a moment of change.
So, what does it mean to embrace the valedictorian when a year later another person plays the same role? We herald a championship athletic team in one season to be replaced by another winner a year later. We hear “last call” and know hours later the festivities will resume, yet again. A corporate CEO leaves, another comes in. A nation’s political leader is eventually displaced, reaches closure. A new leader emerges to accolades from the people.
In moments of transition, we focus not on the process but the individuals involved.
And for every end of a creative season, whether or not it is performance, visual, musical, dance, or literary based, we gear up for what will come next. W…