Sunday, May 5, 2013

"deeper forms of beauty"

"We're preparing kids for jobs. We're preparing them to be citizens. And we're teaching them to be human beings who can enjoy the deeper forms of beauty. The third is as important as the other two." 

There are some profound lessons first taught to me in the Dalcroze classroom that absolutely define this third point. Not just beauty, but "deeper forms of beauty".  

Do you feel that any of your past education, Dalcroze or otherwise was ever able to get past the mundane, the obvious, the black dots on the page, and bring you to deeper understandings of beauty?

I am so very interested in these ideas. I will start to share some of my experiences over the next few months....what are yours?