"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Daily Life, 7

Fourth Grade, singing "Paper Moon". Came to the line, "it's a Barnum and Bailey world"...discussed what that meant. Towards the end of the discussion...

James*: You know, Barnum was a trickster.
Me: Really? How so?
James*: He pulled a bunch of tricks on people all the time. I read about it in a book.
Me: Hmm. That's funny. I always thought he was just a great circus manager.
James*: Guess he must have been really good at fooling people, then!

*James is, clearly, not this Fourth Grader's real name.


futuregirl said...

I've read a bunch of your posts and they are all great. I actually feel like most of my adult interactions contain just as much intellecual prowess as your elementary school interactions. Ha!

This one in particular is a crack up! That kid is going to be one of the best BS salesmen at the office. Bless his twisted little heart.

Karla said...

Hey Alice, thanks for your nice words! Yeah, the more time I spend around adults, the more that I see that we're really just little kids in bigger bodies. Not much changes, really.

Thanks for stopping by!