Tonight, there’s an important event at the Performing Arts Lodge – PAL – in Vancouver. PAL provides housing for artists in the performing arts – actors, musicians, dancers, who have little money later in life. It provides a rent-controlled apartment and an understanding community of fellows, and the buildings – there is one in Toronto too – hold gallery and performance spaces, so the artists can continue to ply their trades. It’s a godsend for many, who are poor despite – no, because of – having given their lives to art, and who can live with dignity into old age.
Oh my; on this gloomy Sunday, my heart is light. I woke to a friend’s email congratulating me on the