We met at Sherman’s house, with glorious sun, flowers and watermelon.  I got to practice what I learned at HOT Schools this July – meditative music.  I have only a few ‘sustain’ instruments, including a nice rain stick, some finger chimes, and I introduced my Boomwackers to the mix.  They have limited sustain but have definite pitches and I used them to make chords.  The kids responded beautifully, and the effect was remarkable.  I came away feeling good.