Every child is an artist (Pablo Picasso).
In an era when the Arts are under attack in our schools, depriving young people of the opportunity to develop and nurture their creative wellspring—the very thing that will sustain them throughout their lives—it is a joy to be able to spread good words in poetry, pictures, and song.
ice on the water,
white sheets atop the blue deeps—
reflecting the sun
like hot air balloons, slipping
bonds that tie me down
intertwined, we bind our souls
with each breath we take
many might have thought so, but
you made it come true
more yesterdays now
than tomorrows, but it’s the
tomorrows that count
shoulder to shoulder,
a capella voices raised—
united in song
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves
at the same time (Thomas Merton).