Sometimes in our desire to preserve the things we love, we forget just what or who those things really were: Avant Garde, Innovators, Adventurers, Triers of New Things, Goer to Strange Places. Will Shakespeare used a brand new method to present stories - a permanent theatre structure. Prior to Burbage and Shakespeare, actors (known as players, hmmm....) traveled and acted and played their stories in Inn Yards and Town Squares. AND Shakespeare used printing - a thing that some were convinced was "of the devel." Yet, Will is revered today and held on to as if he were a fragile and evasive mist of memory. Perhaps we should remember how much he challenged the status quo. Then, there's the Beatles.....They, too, challenged the way things were. We may get quite nostalgic about them, but they stirred things up. The Beatles were individually and as a group quite innovative in their music, their lives, and in film. Perhaps we should try to be as audacious as they were, taking a risk, seeing what works and what doesn't. Never afraid to learn from mistakes. That is their greatest gift to posterity, don't you think?