Wednesday, May 13, 2009

White House Poetry Jam

Meanwhile, in the East Room, the president and the first lady have hosted the first ever White House poetry jam.

Here’s what Mr. Obama had to say:

“We’re here to celebrate the power of words and music to help us appreciate beauty and also to understand pain.’’

That had my draw drop actually. Not run away from pain? See, hear, appreciate something in art that you can take with you to your other tasks? Honestly, what’s not to like about these people?


Dana said...

And Michelle yesterday:
"The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation."

Molly Stevens said...