Where Does It End Up?
As I write this I am watching American Masters on Public Television and the show is on my favorite composer, Philip Glass. The show is about his life, his family and his music. It also showed him in his homes in New York City and Canada. As I look at his collection of art and trinkets I realized just how much money I’ve spent over the years buying his recordings and tickets to his operas and concerts and seeing films he had scored.
I watch this show wondering if some of the stuff he owns came directly from my lurker. I mean he had to pay for that stuff with someone’s money. You know that when you hire someone to build a house for you and after they are paid you can see that they’ve purchased a new truck as a result of what you paid them you see your dollars being put to work and it’s all good. However, when you pay your taxes you can only hope your money goes toward causes you care about and not towards a thousand dollar toilet seat.
I hope my Philip Glass money went toward a piece of art that all his friends and family now enjoy.