Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up

“While we can’t control what we find inside the box, we can always control our response to it. Discover what is right, what is interesting, what is useful about the gift that appears to you. Avoid expressing disapproval. Be a gracious receiver. When we train our minds to accept whatever arises, ideas grow, and we nourish the garden of our imagination.”
“Benjamin Franklin reminds us that “time lost is never found again.”
“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes,” said Marcel Proust.”
“How much do you notice and remember? This skill is at the heart of all improvising. What we notice becomes our world. So observe what is going on around you. Open your eyes, and notice the detail. See what is actually happening. Pay attention to everything.”