kinders get ready to enter a ‘new/old world.’
“so many worlds,
so much to do,
so little done,
such things to be.”
-alfred lord tennyson
when we come down the stairs we see a magical scene
full of sculptures before us
and we cannot stop running to the sculptures
that are all around us
we find out the difference between the meaning of
‘static’ – still
‘kinetic’ – moving
(our group leans heavily on the kinetic side)
and at last we sit to hear the story of this one
trying to be static.
“what sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. “
we stopped to listen to an ensemble of young girls
playing lovely music at the weekend farmer’s market.
their teacher said they were in the 8th grade
where everyone is asked
to contribute something to the community.
these girls chose to offer what they had to give –
their natural gift of music.
they had to organize the day
by asking permission to play somewhere
planning what to wear
being on time
remembering their music and instruments.
all of the money they earned
went to a local charity.
it was a beautiful lesson.
“music is the movement of sound
to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”