Sunday, August 15, 2010

Generation Gap

W. just started 11th grade. In his junior & senior years of high school, my artistically-inclined child will have to
  1. perform instrumental solos as part of his course requirements
  2. compose music
  3. make a 7 minute long movie that makes a social statement
in addition to his core subjects.

When I was in the equivalent grade levels, I studied Biology, Chemistry, & Physics.

Where his artistic bent comes from, A & I are not sure. Perhaps we had it in us all this time; but in our day, such pursuits were only encouraged as hobbies, if at all, and not as part of one's academic curriculum.

What a difference a generation makes.

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