So, I’ve been trying to get my kids more familiar and more in love with great classical music (any tips on how to do this?). Last week we were driving in the car, Emmeline was asleep and I realized I had a perfectly captive audience. I put on one of my all time favorite songs ever: Bach’s prelude in G for cello. It is amazing. I turned it up loud and told Hazel and Charlie to close their eyes and tell me what picture they saw in their heads. After all listening intently, in miraculous silence for quite a while I turned it down and asked them to tell me what pictures they say in their head.
Hazel: “I was in a forest. It was beautiful and sunny and there was a lot of wind and then it turned into the music.”
Beautiful stuff. I love that girl.
Charlie: “RATS. First they were alive, and then they were dead.”
Hmmm. Hmmmm. Not exactly the classical music lesson I had in mind.
Take a listen and see what comes to your mind.