talk about it more

a virtual baby book

When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Philharmonic fun

The girls and I were offered tickets for our local philharmonic Children's Concert, and were delighted to be able to attend! There we heard the story of The Twins and the Monster by Tololwa M. Mollel and Dandi Productions. Before the event, we made masks and enjoyed listening to our local Jenbé Ensemble. Nora decided to try a violin; and while her technique needs a lot of work, the interest was definitely there. I think she would have continued sawing across those strings instead of venturing into the theatre had that been a choice.

Contrary to Nora's face in one of the above photos, we loved the musical storytelling-- we were certain that we were in the forest, too! Norma Lewis, who performed the tale, had us mesmerized. We snuggled in and grasped hands for the louder, more ominous sounds, and Fiona needed to know how the storyteller could go through a door on stage left and come back moments later through stage right. There was definitely much to absorb, and we'll do some more reading, wondering, and playing about it tomorrow as well. Wow.


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