Inward Places

by Gardening Gran 

Recently I found an interesting quote of Plato’s: “Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” I started thinking I have seen evidence of the truth of that statement many times over the past years. Young people find a new meaning to their lives and hope for the future when handed an instrument for the first time–the first note they play brings a huge smile to their faces. And when the choir sings, the music sinks deep into the heart because the singers are living the text. Plato was onto something….