Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Culturally Fortified

Art is like riboflavin. By and large people don't actively search it out, but consume it passively without realizing. Bryan and I figure that the poem Patchen read so wonderfully at our wedding was, for many of our guests, the only poem they'll experience this year.

The government has guidelines for exercise, nutrition, international travel, immunizations, insurance company standards, and online gambling. But there's no recommended daily allowance of art--of books, paintings, music, sculpture.