May 28, 2006

Just enrich their lives

Roger Sutton at Read Roger has a post today worth your time, especially if you have a child at home. He's been reading through an autographed advance copy of Marni Nixon's I Could Have Sung All Night: My Story and offers the following from Miss Nixon on Leonard Bernstein, with whom she worked on his Young People's Concerts: "Lenny had the innovative and wonderful notion (to which I wholly subscribe) that if we exposed children to the best that music had to offer it would enrich their lives."

As Roger adds,
Forget about Mozart for your baby getting the kids into Harvard. Just "enrich their lives." I wonder if we will ever again learn to treat reading for children with the same simplicity.
Well worth reading the comment, too.

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