Ever on the "Ti"... toward positivity in educating, musicking, and being. Susan Gedutis Lindsay is a musician, writer, and music educator who survives by finding the humor in every day—especially in things that really aren't supposed to be funny.
Navels and the Mobius Strip
Some days, it's perfectly inspiring to look at one's navel, to extrapolate and propound upon issues we believe are relevant to the Universal Navel. Other days, Aleppo, and the newly violent polarization that the presidential campaign has incited, win out. Held up against the unspeakable suffering of Aleppo, and the terrifying threat of a blind mob, that navel seems petty, vacuous, tedious, irrelevant. Yet these things whose gravity would seem to diminish the value of our daily struggles as artists may be the same things that make it so important that we persist.