We are in the midst of a time crisis:  So much to do, rather, so many things to do all at once....  There is another dimension to time that we spend very little, yes, time, thinking about, which is internal time.
I noticed in teaching children that each child had his or her own kind of innate timing: some were fast, others, slow.  I noticed, too, that they were quick to respond to the timing of a partner in music making, if the partner was of a size they could relate to --i.e., not me, their teacher.
We used a metronome to clock the different inherent tempos of these children, so that they could learn to adjust their internal clock at will.  
Which do you suppose is more difficult: for a quick child to move more slowly, or for the slower child to pick up speed?
 


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