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I had a terrible morning feeling very upset (troubled, distrustful, worried, disappointed, suspicious, angry…) about something that happened with one of my children and the way a teacher conducted himself.  I’ve come to worry about what this conduct implies and reveals about him and my child’s well being in that teacher’s class…

But then I sang in the room of a teacher who I like very much and something wonderful happened…at least for those 30 minutes, I felt much, much better.

From firsthand experience, I can attest that his is true:

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.

First line of the play, THE MOURNING BRIDE (written in 1697 by William Congreve), spoken by Almeria in Act I, Scene 1.

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