Sunday, September 7, 2014

Speak Softly

And don't worry so much about the stick.

I've realized recently that there's something I'd love to be able to learn from my son. He has this very soft, very sweet voice, and uses very deliberate (even when wrong) diction. When he speaks, anyone around has to listen very attentively and very careful to what he's saying, and while he occasionally shrieks or screams as any two-year-old might, it's his gentle enunciation that really grabs your attention. I know, as he grows up, his voice will change and he'll learn to pronounce all his words correctly, but I hope that he can keep that very rare quality of quiet command.