Without an audience there can simply be no performance. Do we sometimes feel the same about our lives? Does every moment count even if there’s nobody to witness it? An intense use of social media to make our lives public might suggest that we’re depending a lot on an outside eye. In his poem Leap before you Look, W. H. Auden says that “to rejoice when no one else is there is even harder than it is to weep”. Judging by the kind of experiences that are shared most online, he would be right. Can we be our own audience and make every moment of our lives relevant, regardless of being alone, by being present?

María Ferrara



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