And whenever I feel doubts about home schooling, whenever I think maybe it wasn't such a good idea, I hear those strains coming from the den and I realize that it was the BEST idea I ever had. Ben found the heroic, the beautiful, the true during those hours of quietly living the rhythm of our home schooling day. Genius needs time and quiet. Home Schooling gives both. They are precious commodities.
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
(Thanks to our friend Katie, we have these great photos of Ben. I think she knows him well.)
Here are a few of my favorites from among his compositions: