This is the second in a series on how the arts can build resilience in a community. This project, in particular, was one of the top five in my career and still has lasting impact on so many levels.
I wanted to share a little series about the ways in which the arts can build resilience. For this weekend, I will start at the beginning ... back in the late 1990's and early 2000's with a rock musical that impacted thousands of lives.
It’s back-to-school time and I am so happy to see all the teachers and students back in their classrooms doing what they do best: teaching, learning, and choosing love! September kicked off the start of the school year and thankfully I’ve been able to travel, in person, to visit schools in seven states around the U.S. who are using the Choose Love For Schools program, and to also virtually check in with many more. It made my heart happy to see all those classrooms bustling with activity.
Spring in my garden is a riot of color. I caught the above pic of my poppies just past their peak after deciding to replace them and wanting to document the process. Because uprooting a cheery, bright colored plant that makes me happy in order to take the chance that something else might do an even better job can feel, as a friend of mine once quipped, "fraught with peril." And that's what it can feel like when we are in the process of healing. When, instead of believing that this is the...