Thursday, May 26, 2016
Playing from the heart by Peter Reynolds
There is something quite mysterious about the power of music. I have a friend who is such a talented musician. As children she could play the most complex music but not in a mechanical way - her music making was filled with a very sophisticated emotional understanding. I used to have a piano and had lessons as a child. I will never been skilled at this instrument but that is not important. For me music touches my soul. I think this is why I loved this book. The Kirkus reviewer sees this as a book with more appeal to adults and perhaps that is true but I would still love to share this book with a sensitive child.
Here is a fabulous interview with Peter Reynolds. It is quite long but well worth your time.