From the Front Porch Republic article “Preserving Local Culture” by Doug Sangster.
“…I began thinking about how important memories are, and it occurred to me that our children are ossuaries of local memory. They are the curators of our culture, remembers, charged with preserving our shared history.”
“And while watching him do his jig it occurred to me thatour musicians must record our story. Our poets must record our journey.Our painters, and artists, and photographers must capture our history. Hollywood and the government will write our stories, if we let them. But if we do what’s always been done, our children will have a story to live – a story they didn’t write, but a story that was given to them by their ancestors. Then we will be able to take our place in that ossuary, and live on through them.”