Picture this….a barn. It’s an old barn with lots of character and the smell of the animals and hay that have been in there. There is a small hole in the roof that let’s the rain in on days like today in Georgia. When the Sun is out and shining brightly that hole let’s in a beam of light that you can follow all the way to the ground. It’s a thin supported line of sunlight that is cutting thru the shade and darkness of the barn.
When I was in college my choral professor shared this imagery with me in getting us to sing a certain way. It’s a word picture that can translate into our minds-then actions. I have never forgotten the clear picture this image presents. And how it helped me to understand a new concept. That’s one tool of teaching that I like to use as well, because when we see something or model it we don’t forget it.