... people who might not speak a single word of the same language, who
might not have a single shared experience, might still be drawn together
when their hearts are lifted by the notes of a song, or their souls are
stirred by a vision on a canvas.
That is the power of the arts -- to remind us of what we each have to
offer, and what we all have in common; to help us understand our history
and imagine our future; to give us hope in the moments of struggle; and
to bring us together when nothing else will."
- Michelle Obama