i'm even too young to really grasp the greatness that was carol channing… she was a wonderful entertainer of her time.
she's spearheading a national campaign to get the arts back into public school. she said kids are bored stiff in school these days… we need the arts… all of the arts back in the public schools. it's like fertilizer for your brain!
i remember poetry in high school. i remember grumbling over it because sometimes it was hard to understand. but i also remember thinking and seeing more of the author's heart in the prose… like a window into a soul. love letters just wouldn't the same without literary devices like similes! i can't imagine the song of solomon having as great an impact without the use of similes and metaphors.
imagine a world without color. without creative expression.
dull… gray… lifeless.
the beauty of teaching the arts in school is the thrill of experimenting in areas that you wouldn't normally find yourself. areas that you may not be brave enough to test on your own.
conte crayons.iambic pentameter.
the list goes on.
it was a delight to see carol in all her eccentricities… she's a woman with passion. a woman with a zeal to bring the kaleidoscope of creativity to school children. it's the perfect age for discovery and experimentation. for stretching brains beyond mario cart, spongebob and IMing.
rock on with your bad-self carol. i hope your movement catches on like a wildfire fueled by the santa ana winds…