Luca’s friend came round the other day and I talked to him and Luca about their throat and voice. Both the boys said that sometimes they didn’t want to hear what people were saying or things around them because it seemed to interfere with what was in their own heads.
There is so much noise in today’s world that maybe children are not able to hear themselves any more – their own feelings, tastes, thoughts and opinions. Some are happy to take on other’s thoughts and opinions and have become followers of other people – like celebrities. But others are rebelling and saying “Please be quiet. I want to hear what’s in my own head.”
I asked the boys to paint their throat or their voice and I did a painting too. And an amazing thing happened. We all started off painting our own voice but as the panting developed other people’s voices crept into our pictures. It was as if we all had this revelation that to be a lone voice is lonely and ineffective but to join voices – well, that is power!
‘The Meeting of Sound-waves’ by Jacob (Age 7)
‘The Joining of Voices’ by Jennie (Age 47)
‘The Universal Voice’ by Luca (Age 7)
Why not have a go and paint your voice. You may be surprised about what is inside you waiting to be expressed into the world!