||[Oct. 5th, 2004|10:50 pm]
From the book Homegrown Democrat by Garrison Keillor:|
Dancers subsisting on ramen noodles, actors who walked ten miles to save bus fare, violinists scarfing up leftovers...There's a reason why 95% of people in the arts are Democrats. An artisitic gift is dropped on you by God and if you attend to the gift and are true to it, you will sometimes be in serious need of a helping hand. Art is an imperitive stronger than commerce. Republicans don't understand this. They cherish you if you're rich and famous, they can't do enough for you if there's nothing you need, but when you're hard up, don't go to the front door of the Manor, go around to the back and the hired help will take you in.