"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, 62

On the morning of September 11th, around the turn of this century,  a classroom full of second graders leaned forward in their seats, straining to hear what it was that the grownups were discussing so seriously, out there in the hall.

That morning,  an entire school full of elementary kids were nurtured and protected and loved, with an even more dedicated intensity than before.

Sometimes  sorrow can push us hard  to work towards joy.

Just sayin'.

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