Kaitlin Nemeth is a NY-based stage manager and a member of the Jewish Eyes on the Arts advisory board. She will be presenting a monologue from the show The Momentum at the Jewish Eyes on the Arts Salon on April 21.
Feeling restless? Alone? Broke? Well, so are a lot of people. The world is a hard, hard place filled with pain and an incomprehensible sense of confusion and doom. How do all of us muddle through? How do we find a way to untangle the massive headache that is our life and find our place in a world that contains all of our hopes and our fears? For some, the answer is religion. They turn to a higher power for comfort and warmth.
Martin Buber struggled with the idea of loving or trusting a God that we cannot define. In his exploration of the I-Thou relationship, the philosopher explained human existence as series of encounters. Through this vein, Buber probably hoped to parse out the meaning of human nature and the root of human pain and loneliness.