Jeff called me earlier tonight to share an inspiration he had while listening to NPR. Â I’m certain I will mangle some portion (or perhaps all) of what we discussed, but I will make an effort to recount it with you just the same.
He heard a story of a group of folks that would get together and support projects by combining small donations. Â This reminded him of a group he used to be a part of that would gather periodically, each bringing their own soup with them as a meal. Â These concepts, along with a dash of Lichtenbergianism, inspired the idea I will now share.
We met, as a group, at a regularly scheduled interval (say, once a month). Â The location of this meeting would rotate amongst the ash-bound (as available anyway) to host. Â Each attendee would bring 3 things: soup (or some form of self-nourishment), $10, and their attentiveness. Â The latter would be used to consider the presentations of various artists with projects in mind that a small donation would help make possible. Â At the end of the evening, those donating would place in a hat the name of the project they would like to support. Â The top vote getter would receive the collected funds with the understanding that they would come to later meetings to share their progress. Â In this way, we have an excuse to meet and a consistent way to act as microfinanciers of local artists.
Jeff, please correct any mistakes when you escape the technology void that is Mississippi.
What do y’all think?