Special 2016 “Alan Harrison’s Birthday” Edition: Pack Up the Babies and Grab the Old Ladies – And an Easy-To-Fulfill Wish List
I was born on May 14. Conceived on a hot August night. Neil Diamond would’ve been proud. He was old enough to have a kid then, so…who knows? Brother Love? Are you my papa?
From him, I want flowers.
From you, I want (this is your cue):
- A 137-word card. ( <–Yes, that’s a link.)
- Share your favorite 137 Words post with your social network (that’s “share,” not “like”).
- To join a great company with a great mission. In Seattle.
- Health for The Kid.
- Guidance for The Kid.
- The love of my life to be happy, fulfilled, and curious. You know who you are.
- The ability for you to guide your favorite nonprofit to safety, security, and success.
- Brilliantly measurable missions, better than you believe you’re capable of.
- Complete, successful execution of those brilliant new missions.
- Pie, not cake.
A company you’ve never heard of will produce something special.
A famous company everyone knows will close down.
A play will shake your long-held beliefs.
A concert will move you to tears.
You’ll stop short and get lost in a painting.
You’ll attend an amazing performance that can’t be pigeonholed as theatre, dance, comedy, or music.
Another new study will come out proving that kids with in-school arts education will enjoy great test scores, not join gangs, and will have a tendency to be drug-free. Their community participation will be more extensive, and they’ll be likelier to enter college.
Despite that, in-school arts education will disappear.
Great arts nonprofits will find universally-accepted ways to quantify impact and will receive all the funding they require.
I wish you love, luck, and success in 2014. Oh yes, and art.