One of my favorite bloggers, Elizabeth over at A Moon, Worn As If It Had Been A Shell posted a beautiful piece (well, everything she writes is beautiful) about a public school's chorus in Staten Island. It was the first time I saw this video of the kids singing one of my favorite songs; "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac.
I just tear up every time I hear them sing the line: "Can I handle the seasons of my life... I don't know..."
We don't know, do we? But this video makes you believe they can and they will. Beacause they have music, love, hopes and dreams. They have something positive on which to focus, positive mentors, and something to feel good about.
As Elizabeth says, no matter what political party you may belong to, cutting the arts from public programs wouldn't allow for this. Read her original post, which is much better than mine, and the rest of her blog here.
Listen here, or over there, and enjoy ...