Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"that we all have greater powers than we think; that whatever we want to learn or learn to do, we probably can learn; that our lives and our possibilities are not determined and fixed by what happened to us when we were little, or by what experts say we can or cannot do.” - John Holt

He was one of the first modern day proponents of homeschooling and wrote a series of books that are inspiring. He wrote this referring to his learning to play the cello at age 50....i thought it was cool.


Rachel H said...


Chapman Channel said...

Today while I was driving...before my car coughed it's last breath...I was thinking "I am YOUNG--I have my WHOLE LIFE ahead of me! I can still do whatever it is I want to do and learn whatever I want to learn!" All givin' myself a pep-talk and stuff...but then I found myself at Wendy's with a broken down car. And, I'm pretty sure that must've been representative of how my singing career is all stalled out and broken down (and at Wendy's--haha). SO, I don't know where I'm going with this...except to say, some times if your life are perhaps not lending themselves for learning things such as the cello...I mean, who can afford expensive cello lessons in a time like this? Or VOICE lessons for that matter...oh how I miss voice lessons!

Amelia said...

i'm so sorry steph. when life gives you a broke down car make ...ummm...metal slushie?