Month: September 2015

Risks

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

Dr. Suess

I had a great friend and mentor who was so wise and gave such simple advice by allowing self-reflection be asking open-ended questions. Many of the decisions I have made these past month have had their roots in the numerous conversations we have had from the past.

One conversation in particular comes to mind.

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Being “Audience”

I am looking forward to travel this fall. Later this month we are heading to New York City to see the Broadway show “Hamilton” and to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the permanent collection as well as the John Singer Sargent Exhibition. We are topping it all off with a baseball game at Yankee Stadium before heading home. I started to think about my role as “audience” and the opportunity to be part of an audience in three different forms.

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Why Art?

“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting drawing painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money or fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”

I like this quote from Kurt Vonnegut. I wish all schools had this hanging in the school board meeting rooms.

How many kids get steered away from arts classes in schools because of the perception that study of the arts leads to a dead-end street?

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