Peter M Gately of Cambridge wrote this in the Boston Globe entitled “Global Warming in the Best Sense”……..

“I saw the American ideal last weekend. I saw people from the four corners of the planet dancing, eating and enjoying each other’s cultures. I ate African cuisine followed by a Greek dessert. I felt the rhythms of Puerto Rico, New Orleans, and Appalachia, and then Polish polkas. My feet are still sore from dancing, as are my facial muscles from smiling.

For one day I forgot the conflicts and the violence we see every day….I went to the Lowell Folk Festival.”