"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, 70

"But I want it to be this way."

"My ideas are different."

"Who said it has to be that way?"

"That's not what I meant."

Learning to have fierce conversations can be difficult for adults, who've been conditioned to 'be nice', to get along with everyone--sometimes at the expense of true individual needs.   It can be challenging to speak the truth calmly, kindly and clearly.

So why do we sometimes gloss over what children say, or--in the interests of 'the team'---encourage compromise?

Just sayin'.

See you tomorrow.


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