Every fall we invite you to join the Friends of VCS. Why? Very simply – the arts enrich our lives immeasurably. And you make it possible for us to enrich the community with more music.
Our playlists kick start start the party, calm us down in traffic, keep us going to deadline, and tell us who we are. No matter who we are – young, old, professional, amateur, listener, or performer – the music enriches our happiness, and says what we can’t when we don’t have the words.
We’re particularly cognizant of that last part.
We live busy, sometimes anxious lives in this neighborhood. Everyone pays some attention to the news. We here in the VCS community? We pay extra special attention to refugee crises, government shutdown talk, deployments, elections, and papal visits.
When we’re stuck in yet another Metro delay, or waiting on word of loved ones, the music in our ear buds are what keep us civilized. Sane, even. And when we’re overwhelmed by events, the music says everything we can’t, and gives our emotions somewhere to go. [Read more…]