A musical exchange…

There are stories everywhere. This one is from the Union Square subway stop in New York City. The life of a working musician is a tough one. Most of the time, it’s an unequal exchange between the value they offer society and what they receive in return.

Music, like art, dance and literature has become a pop commodity – while the stars make a very good living, the working creatives have a hard time making ends meet.

When you next hear a musician play or see a dancer perform, or see a painting or sculpture being created, donate generously, would you? Or sponsor an artist or musician. Or if you like a book, please donate to your local library. It probably may not cost you even as much as a cup of coffee but your support will make a big difference to a struggling artist, musician, dancer or writer.

© 2021 Marlon de Souza

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