Whether engaging with books, or movies or paintings, or plays or music or musicals, the arts foster joy and connection. Whether on a flowered couch in your childhood home, in public spaces, or in the great museums and theaters of the world, wrapping ourselves, and our children in the arts, enriches our lives.
The arts foster joy and connection.
The arts help us to explore, comprehend and communicate our human experience.
There is no right way to do this.
Good is relative.
Generously celebrate the individual journeys, the individual practice, the individual voices. They matter.
Help them matter more.
We all need joy in our lives.
We all need meaningful connections.
The arts, regardless of the form, foster these things remarkably well.
This is why the arts matter. Help them matter more.
Your children will be grateful.
Your students will be grateful.
You will be grateful.