You don’t have to worry, I have no plans to use this platform to post anything remotely political. That especially includes such passages from politically divisive new books I may or may not be reading, such as Reign of Error by Diane Ravitch, in which she says on page 240:
“All are enriched and enhanced by the arts. The arts are essential for everyone. Life is enhanced by the arts. No student should be denied the opportunity to participate in the arts or to learn about the arts as practiced here and in other cultures. All students should have the chance to sing, dance, draw and paint in school. They should have the resources for video production and for chorus, band, orchestra, and dramatics. The arts are a source of joy, a means of self-expression and group expression. To master a musical instrument…requires self-discipline and practice; no one can do it for you. Every school should have the resources to enable students to express their individuality or to take pleasure in joyful communal activity.”
Nope, definitely never any politics here. Starting nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnow.
What a well written and wonderful article on the joy and satisfaction of making art!!! Thank you! Phyllis Biddle