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Prayer for SXSW – Finding Comfort

iStock_000017015012SmallBy Laura Moliter, CS

The month of March in Austin, Texas, guarantees two events:  South by Southwest — a forever growing festival for film, music, and interactive media– and bluebonnets. The weather is changeable and unpredictable, but bluebonnets and South by Southwest are reliable signs that spring is here in Central Texas.

This year, South by Southwest (SXSW) came in like a lion with its usual roar of exuberance, activity, celebrities, crowds, and fun. Film premieres brought out a number of Hollywood stars and many of the world’s top-notch musicians descended upon my city, a place already bursting at the seams with artistic expression. Things had been well-underway for about a week, and the revelry that accompanies festivals like this also took over.  Continue reading