Our current lack of respect for the swing can be likened to the current state of our democracy. Balance is required to maintain something as delicate as democracy, a subtle understanding of how your power can be magnified through joining with and sharing the power of another person. When that is no longer understood, it becomes a battle to see who is the strongest, who is the loudest, who can get the most attention.
From the Book Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life, New York: Random House, 2008, pages 38-39, ISBN 1400060788
Date Added: 2008 Oct 07