The kids said a group prayer before their performance. I could not help but think of a song by the Counting Crows in which they say "So I just say my prayers and I set myself on fire and I walk on the wire once again" I think that an artist, of any medium, can relate to this. You ask for help from the Divine (Whichever your God may be) and you do light yourself on fire. By this I mean the intensity of what you do is all encompassing and sometimes maybe not so pleasant. But you have to, as an artist, walk out on that wire once again. You have to work without a net, as it were. And it is a repeated thing. It doen't happen just once. Every performance, every poem, every photograph, each time, you are out on that wire once again. It is both terrifying and exilarating simultaneously. I really felt this sort of intensity from the boy saying the prayer. He was very passionate.
Ruinas de Copan, Honduras.