Tuesday, February 03, 2009
A Day of Absense
What if we woke up in the Bahamas one morning to find all our artists were gone? Over at her blog Nicolette Bethel is asking us to consider what that day might be like on February 11, "A Day of Absense," commemmorating her late father's birthday. She's making the call in an act of protest against decades of continuous governmental neglect of artists and cultural affairs in our country. I've pledged to join her in this action. It is not hard to imagine such a scenario here. In fact I wonder if like global warming, it is already happening around us right now, if only we'd open our eyes and see. If only we'd take action.