"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, 24

Standing with the 5th grade Music class, watching the Dragon Parade in the hallway at the end of the day today---a long line of Third Graders, each carrying a highly-decorated piece of construction paper, walking close together (that's the dragon's body)...with one child leading, holding the box-mask of the dragon's head.

Seriously excited children.

Me (to one of the kids): Hey, isn't that your sister in the parade?
Matthew*: Yep.
Me: She's pretty adorable...and such a great kid.
Matthew*: Yeah, she is. I like her.

*Matthew, of course, is not this kind Fifth Grader's real name.

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