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.