Out of the Blue

a sudden burst of bloom

a sudden burst of bloom

Ever had an amazing surprise broadside you out of the blue, in the best way?

Well, I did this morning.

If you know anything about the world of autism, you know that entering the world of an autistic child (or getting that child to enter yours) is no small task.

Enter the broadsiding, out-of-the-blue surprise.

He had not spent more than about thirty seconds at a time with his class in the music lesson since the beginning of the school year.  Mind you, we just started the second half of the school year.

Today, he came in with the class, and plopped himself down.  And stayed.  For thirty minutes!

Out of the mouth of his teacher came the assurance that he would accept me, and the music room now, and for the rest of the school year.

But wait–there’s more.

In the middle of a pitch exploration activity, he got up out of his seat, and moved to the front of the class, where he proceeded to demonstrate for everyone the activity that we were doing.

I could do nothing but sit there in my chair, spellbound.  This child who had remained silent for so long, finally found his way to speak. It wasn’t anything that I did.  It surely wasn’t anything his teacher did, for she would have done it by now, had she known what to do.

He simply was ready.

We can all trust that when the time is right, we all speak, don’t we?

Rachmaninoff-Vocalise

Be well, and at peace,

Phil

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