Me and Veronica watched the movie “The School of Rock” together, and the failed rock start turned substitute teacher told the struggling kids: One great rock concert can change the world.
Of course, in the world of the movie it came true. And I was crying. YES.
Rock changes the world
Art changes the world
Music is very immersive, and different from books. And they are all the same stuff.
In British and American lit classes, they would talk about what paintings and music were happening at the same time as the books we were discussing, because they influence each other.
Art in all its forms reaches to put forth ideas that haven’t been in the world yet. So it can be messy and confusing, or it can more true and clean than everything.
It has to be experienced in the way the artist created it. Art can change the world. It changes my world every day
The world needs changing right now. There is so much fragmentation and fear.
The quarantine has asked us to be separate from one another and so the shared experience of art is not happening. We are apart and are having trouble finding our way back.
I want a way for us to be together. I know art can do this.
In the movie it took time to get the concert ready. It took working together and practice. It attention to detail and a lot of work.
Art that transforms should be as carefully crafted as it can be. I am looking for that to come.
It’s sad and separate and lonely right now in the world. It seems especially separate and angry in America.
I know that change can come A great rock concert can change the world.
Great art can bring us together. This is what I hope for. This is what I am working for. My small bit of hope can build. I invite you to believe that things will change and to do what you can to transform the world.
We can do this. Change can come.