I don't often post pictures of my husband and I on the weekends, don't share photos of the Saturday morning breakfasts and Sunday afternoon bike rides. I love seeing these kinds of photos of other people on Facebook, but it's just not the kind of thing I typically post. A couple of years ago, I felt like I wanted to post less about personal things and more about public things. So, I post about art. Art and education. Education and activism. And though I'm sure some of my friends might be ready to give me the old Facebook heave-ho, I don't have plans to stop soon.
Why, you ask? Enough already! Well, the answer is pretty simple. I post about performance because I believe in it the way I believe in fresh air. I share articles about the way we identify ourselves and others because I still struggle with my own identity and have to believe there are other people out there struggling with the same questions. I post about creativity because I see it as one of the biggest casualties of an economic depression and an ever increasingly isolated society. When I find quotes like the one above in my news-feed, there's no question that I need to hit the share button. If it resonates with me, it will resonate with someone else, and so on and so on. I have lost count of the number of times I have seen something shared by a dear friend on social media that has changed the way i think about my day, myself, and the future of our world. I want to keep the cycle going.
In the end, I will have to content myself with occasionally feeling a bit like a broken record. I believe that until there are art, music, theatre, and dance classes in every school, until we make art part of the fabric of our daily lives, and until we recognize its power to help us become self-actualized human beings full of compassion, creativity, and the drive to make this world a better place for everyone, I can't talk about it enough. Until we live in that world, you can bet I'm going to be talking about it and posting about it and trying my best to live it.
A sincere thank you to all you amazing, creative, thoughtful souls who read this tiny blog of mine. Until we all feel that the world is the kind of place that welcomes us and our dreams, I'm going to keep posting. A bit more often, hopefully. See you back here soon.