This blog talks about ideas that catch my fancy: TED talks, books (including TED Book Club selections), movies (especially Hot Docs documentaries), travel, and other interesting things I read or hear about.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Sting's appearance at TED was deeply moving. I intended to write about him recounting his youth growing up near the shipyards in Tyneside, his yearning to escape and the poignancy of the songs from his musical The Last Ship. I intended to write about how he struck a chord with everyone in the audience. Not in a star-to-audience sort of way, but with a person-to-person feeling.
However, after reading David Brooks' column in New York Times, I feel inadequate.