"It is not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It is our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."
--L. R. Knost
Art credit: Grandfather's Little Nurse by James Hayllar
"A few bars of music is worth more than a basketful of words."
--Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca
Art credit: A Music Party by Arthur Hughes
In the 15th century, Ulrich von Hutten, A German knight, exclaimed:
"What an age! Studies flourish, minds are awakening; it is a joy merely to be alive!"
I hope we are saying the same thing today!
Art credit: New Body Armor by Franz Meyerheim
"So it is. One man walks through the world with his eyes open, another with his eyes shut; and upon this difference depends all the superiority of knowledge which one man acquires over another."
Art credit: Two Girls Picking Flowers in a Forest in Springtime by Hans Andersen Brendekilde
From today's harp lesson:
"It is not what you play in the moment, but where you go from there."
There are no mistakes in music because of that. Maybe I should clarify that--when you are playing someone else's music, you may not play it 'right'. But when the music is coming out of your own heart, like I am learning to do, there are no mistakes.
And the same thing applies to this WEH journey. Start where you are--it isn't what you are doing right now, but where you go from here that matters. There are no 'mistakes' when you stop trying to play someone else's music. Just keep playing.
Art credit: Children's Concert by George Iakovidis
"If all thy mortal goods thou art bereft
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul."
Art credit: Hyacinths and a Butterfly by Alfrida Baadsgaard
"I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains."
Art credit: Junges Madchen auf einer Wiese by Adolf Echtler
"Forced obedience yields no enduring fruit."
--Richard G. Scott
Art credit: La Fete du Grand Pere by Jules Breton
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart