I was reading the autobiography of Alan Arkin, such a great actor. Anyway at the very end of the introduction he explains talking to Madeline Kahn about how she chose acting as a career as she had many extrodinary talents that would have assured her success in other fields. Her response to him was she didn’t want to be an actor or be a role, or be an Opera singer or a gifted Pianist, she wanted to BE the Music. What Alan Arkin states is that this was revelation to him, all his life, studying acting, voice, theatre all his life he struggled to fill this vast need in himself that Kahn answered with his question to her about how did she choose her career.
We don’t want to DO a profession, we want to BE that passion. Like Kahn said, I don’t want to do the music, I want to BE the music.