While driving home from a holiday party, I stopped at a traffic signal.

There in the median stood a woman holding a sign: "Hungry."

I lowered the window and called out, "Are you hungry?"

She nodded and ran to my car.

I handed a plate of leftover bread to her.

She took it, thanked me, and ran back to the median.

So begins a story that leads the artist and audience on a journey:

through hope and fear, to curiosity and courage, to meaning and beyond.

Performance: Friday, March 28, 2008, Shambhala Arts Festival, Tucson, Arizona.