We were having dinner at David Darling’s house the other evening and lately David has been putting a small bell from his collection at each place setting. These are no ordinary bells, they each have a distinct and wonderful shape, look, and sound and together, like voices or different drums make a wonderful and playful harmony.
Well, David’s granddaughter Erin (my step granddaughter) ran around the table sampling each person’s bell, not wanting to be left with the least interesting. In fact, she had been given (randomly) one of the most interesting and when she finally settled back down to it and rang it on its own she was awed by its sound.
When you pay attention to this stuff (a kid discovering the clarity of a sound) it’s simply amazing to behold.