Talking with Robert about the state of the world we're handing over to the next generation, I expressed some relief that there seems to be some recognition on the part of young people today that the challenges they face will only be met through hard work, serious study, and tremendous ingenuity.
"Kind of makes me feel guilty about the choice to study music," he said.
We need music now more than ever. Music calms the beast, ignites the soul, and unites everyone through a common language that is pre-verbal. What are all those engineers going to listen to on their brainpods or genephones or whatever it will be that they will use to connect to everything everywhere?
I sent him this drawing courtesy Hugh Macleod along with some banana bread and told him to get back to the woodshed.
He has much work to do.