The lesson in 2016 is “Step up”. My generation was told that others got to be the dreamers and artists, we had to be the practical ones, because the communists were gonna nuke us to death any minute anyway. So we accepted that our dreams would never come true, and did the best we could with life.
Step Up. It’s our turn. The artists and dreamers are dying, we need new ones. We have to stop looking around for someone else to do it, and do it ourselves. Start writing. Start making music. Start painting or taking photographs. Make ART.
Step up…don’t lay there crying that all is lost. Show their deaths were not in vain. Pick up the guitar or the brush, and keep it going.