First bit of public speaking today on the subject closest to my heart….our daughter and the obstacles she has to overcome. The audience was none other than 7T, (her class), comprising of around thirty 11-12 year old girls. This may sound like an easy introduction to the art but the truth is I felt like Daniel in the lions den, something I share with Edgar Allen Poe, who also had the experience and found it to be just as challenging.
Having spent a few days/weeks/months making plans as to the message I aimed to communicate I felt mentally ready to deliver a considered and objective view on her current position but nothing could have prepared me for the reality of ‘fronting’ something so emotional and true to Steinbecks words of wisdom ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’ went astray and I found myself instead plumbing the depths of the soul.
As themusicologist I would have wielded a portable ‘system’ and let these pieces do the talking and then, if required, discussed the connection but that transition hasn’t occurred yet..so for all you knowledgecats who feel it and in honour to my eldest who climbs mountains and is a constant inspiration I am very proud to dedicate this trinity.
The message takes less than 10 minutes to deliver so if you want to navigate/browse or surf while soaking up the vibes, follow the link to a temporary solution.