"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, 20

7:40 this morning, in First Grade, while the kids were getting school breakfast, filling out the Morning Message, and all of their other before-school classroom tasks...

Peter* (walking in, dragging a huge bag of popcorn): Look what I brought in for snack today.
Me: Wow. That is a lot of popcorn.
Peter*: My Dad bought it. He bought it on his credit card because he doesn't have any money.
Me: Mmmhmm.
Peter*: He says, you know, it's easier to buy it that way because he's just broke.

*Peter is, of course,not this child's real name.

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