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Well, folks, I was going to focus my writing on just art matters. However, after listening again to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Street Sweeper” speech, I’m inclined to combine the two.
First, if you have never heard it, just search “MLK street sweeper” online and be prepared to be uplifted and changed for the better. There is no doubt this man was anointed and can still have such power to touch people many years later. No one can deliver like the King. I believe we should live the dream every day and not just mention his name once a year.
About art, I say this: There is power in art, but one must be willing to give it a chance. You don’t have to know a thing about it. As an artist, I have been astonished at realizations days or even years after completing a piece. It can come in a flash and affect you deeply.
I set up on a busy corner in Greene County and most days, not a soul stops. It’s disheartening, but I go on, for it’s my calling. Just as we should answer the calling of the still-wise voice of the great Martin Luther King Jr.