Margaret had a very busy day today (and, consequently, so did I). Not only did she have a belt test during the day (which she passed), but we worked on getting her science-fair display boards started, and then she had a massively huge performance in a massively huge school music review. She did an excellent job: sang well, kept her cool, helped keep the others on track.
Now: she was proud to do well on the belt test, and she's having lots of fun doing the science-fair project, but what really illuminated her day was performing. It's what she really loves. And why not?
Perhaps monetary riches will continue to elude us as we persue our various arts (although by global standards we're certainly prosperous enough, to say the least). But -- trite but true -- we've got other riches. Beyond compare.