Saturday, May 24, 2014

Afraid of Being in the Same Room with Live Music?

Children are exposed to so little live music that by the time they reach adolescence they are sometimes terrified of it:  What is expected of them?  Some special behavior, perhaps?  Some "appreciation" such as is taught in schools whereby all music is reduced to thing-ness?

This morning I saw something positively lovely and loving:   The moment a beautiful live trumpet sounded together with voices and organ a father reached over and touched his small child, as if to embody the gentle warmth of this very special sound.

Lucky child!