Close your eyes.
Warmth. Wonder. Optimism. They’re intrinsic to our wellbeing. To our ability to see—and feel—the light in dark times. They fuel whispers of hope; add luster to our worn boots that make moving forward, possible.
Open your eyes.
Do you see it?—the marigold.
The marigold symbolizes hope, which is something we’ve all desperately needed over the last year, as the coronavirus pandemic stripped our lives of these sought-after, intimate moments. At least, we thought it did, at first.
For many of us, these moments define our experience. The lifeline of the bass; the smile of the performers; the camaraderie of being elbow-to-elbow, mere feet away from a musician baring their soul. But if we let a global pandemic truly steal these soulful touches from us, well, that wouldn’t be very rock ‘n’ roll of us, would it?
More than any other, the entertainment industry has suffered from the sacrifices that need to be made in the name of public safety. The heart of the show—gathering, being together—suddenly became detrimental to the health of those we shared these coveted experiences with.
An Online Evening
On February 25, 2021, after dinner was made, the dogs let out and kids tucked into bed, we settled onto our couches, opened up our laptops and logged into (yet another) zoom call.
But this zoom call… it’s not like the others. You could sense it—the essence of cheer, euphoria. That’s right—the marigold.
One Lucky Guitar hosted “Marigold: An Online Evening with David Wax Museum,” in the name of hope and optimism. Because, true to their nature, musicians and artists have adapted to this new, socially-distanced environment. Long used to being scrappy and resourceful, they found a way. And David Wax Museum (DWM) not only found it—they’re thriving in it.