Yesterday, my wife and I took or kids and two of their friends to see the movie, The Greatest Showman. I always say that the arts foster joy and connection. I couldn’t help but think this as my kids sat, smiling and laughing with their friends waiting for the movie to begin.
The movie begins with a song.
I had no idea that it was a musical.
As the movie went on
I couldn’t help but think of
all the artists,
visual and performing,
who were involved
in the making of this film.
The arts are important.
They foster joy and connections
even when topics and times are tough.
Especially when topics and times are tough.
The students of today will become tomorrow’s
(or even today’s) makers.
If we want great arts, great movies, great songs,
we need to support the arts, and the voices
and the visions, of our youngest creators.
We need to help them to share and communicate their messages
as clearly and as interestingly as possible.
Creating creates creativity.
We get better at creating by creating.
Help them learn to create.
It will make for a better future.