"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, 44

Second Grade Spring Concert, Thursday evening. Danell* knew that I'd tell him when to do the big drum roll at the end of the song set, and was watching me closely. Midway through his turn on the drums, I looked over with what was meant to be an encouraging smile.

Danell responded with a perfectly timed, flamboyant drum roll.

Me (whispering & shaking my head) Not yet, Danell--it's not the end yet.

Danell stopped dead, said quite loudly, "OOPS", and resumed playing.

Oh, yeah.

*Danell, of course, is not this self-composed young drummer's real name.

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