Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Overheard at Booth 3: Last Night a DJ Saved my Life

What if we knew that art saved lives?  Like, what if there was a way to measure, to quantify, for the news to publish the statistics.  Say, 'Today, poem such-and-such stopped a kid from shooting up a school' or 'A painting by local artist so-and-so is cited as the main reason for peace talks between the government and the rebels of whatever country' ... I mean, we KNOW that art saves lives, we KNOW it, but it's an abstract.  What if we could actually assign it names, and dates, and specific numbers?   

I think then we wouldn't be so blasé about letting them kill art programs in the public schools.

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