"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


A June Friday

So it's now nearly the end of the school year.

It's hot. The kids are tired. Many are worried about where they will spend the summer: their house? some new camp? their Mom's boyfriend's sister's house? summer school??

Some kids have already mentioned that they don't want to be home all day, because it's "boring".

Some have trouble sleeping at night, because their parents fight so much.

And many...in our school, at least, with more than 60% of our kids living in poverty....many are worried about being hungry, although they'd never admit it.

These are the children--the bright, endearing, funny, warm and loving children--who will be taking care of our world (and us!) in thirty years.

I just wish there were a way that we could take better care of them, now.

Just sayin'.

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