Thursday, May 6, 2010

Is there a place in our culture for secrets? Now that everyone knows everything about everyone else what will happen to meaning? Can children tell the difference between something that has meaning to them and something that does not?

I will never forget the wisdom of a ten-year-old when asked "When do you play loud?"

"When it's important."

"And when do you play soft?"

After some thought, "When it's important."

I suspect that some children do not play the piano at home because they need music to support their secret life.