I could not agree with you more Rebecca. The Arts are extremely important to the development of a "whole" person. It seems as a society, we have lost sight of the importance of this. As a result, I believe we have become less tolerant as a society, and have lost the ability to calmly & rationally communicate with our fellow man. If the appreciation of the Arts was supported and taught early I wonder whether we would have to spend so much of our adult life learning tolerance acceptance and empathy. Enjoy your Blog! Keep up the good work!