February 2023



earth is like a tiny little drop on our tongues revealing to us a small fraction of how that perfect love tastes. John recently drove my mom and me home from Hot Springs with my mom in the passenger seat. I was sitting in the back, and she was absolutely terrified of his driving. It was so funny. I was laughing so hard. I don’t think she was scared just because he was driving fast, though. I feel it’s because she’s used to being behind the wheel. She’s had to be in the driver’s seat for us, (her children) our entire lives, and she’s not used to being in the passenger seat. She told him she was scared, and he said, “I know you’ve done it alone a long, long time, but you’re gonna have to trust me and just hand over the reins a little bit.” During these last few months of bliss for my mom, John has made her laugh,

feel safe, respected her, been honest with her, uplifted her, and walked her slowly and carefully through every step of this big, scary NEW. Loving broken humans is a tough experience the entire way through. There will be bumps in the road. There will be moments of fear for my mom in the passenger seat, but I believe the most courageous thing you can ever do in this life is to be vulnerable enough to share every part of yourself with someone, every crack and crevice, loving fully and wholly loved. We have gotten so comfortable in a generation where everyone tries to be so hard, putting up walls to keep themselves from getting hurt. I fear these people don’t realize now that hurt could lead them to uncontrollable laughter waiting for them in the end. Be brave. Love fully. Love wholly. Love unabashedly. The risk is worth it.

Cylas Langdon Never Lie by Freida McFadden

LOCAL EVENTS February 11 Texarkana Resources Galentines Day Brunch Fundraiser Regional Arts Center, 10 am-12 pm Tickets $50, VIP $70 February 15 TRAHC presents: Bill Blagg—The Science of Magic Perot Theatre, 9:30 am, 12:30 pm February 16 TRAHC Presents: The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE Perot Theatre, 7 pm February 18 Texarkana Mardi Gras Broad Street, Downtown Texarkana, 10 am February 18 Kids Run the Line TOO CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center, 4-5 pm February 19 Run the Line, 7:30 am February 19 The Skit Guys First Baptist Texarkana, 6 pm

Kathryn Davis White Collar on Hulu

January 17-March 25 TRAHC presents:

February 23-26 Silvermoon Children’s Theatre presents “Matilda” Silvermoon Theater Downtown Texarkana February 23 & 24, 7 pm February 25, 10:30 am, 2 pm, 7 pm February 26, 2 pm Febraury 23 TRAHC presents: The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Perot Theatre, 9:30 am, 12:30 pm February 24 Southwest Arkansas Arts Council & Hempstead Hall presentFairytales on Ice: Beauty & the Beast Hempstead Hall, 7 pm February 25 Temple Memorial Pediatric Center’s Dancing with our Stars Northridge Country Club, 6 pm

TAAC’s 21st Annual Regional Celebration of African American Artists Exhibit: Ernest C. Withers’ Collection, “Goodnight, My Love” TRAHC Gallery, 4th & Main February 2 & February 7 Create a Ceramic Breakfast Set with Chris Thomas Texarkana Regional Arts Center, 6-8 pm, $65 February 4 Masterworks III— “Mahler’s First!” Two-time Grammy nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient Jennifer Frautschi, performs live Perot Theatre, 7 pm February 8 TRAHC presents “Dino-Light” Theatre for Young Audiences Perot Theatre, 9:30 am, 12:30 pm February 10 Downtown Live Broad Street Downtown Texarkana, 6-9 pm

Matt Fry Ghosts on CBS


February 10 TRAHC presents Kin Faux with Special Guest Sarah Hobbs, Perot Theatre, 7:30 pm February 17 Bass, Beats, and Love, Hopkins Icehouse, 8 pm February 20 Presidents’ Day Concert with Mary Scott Smith, Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 6 pm Free Admission, Donations Accepted

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