Wednesday, 26 December 2012

…”He did not acknowledge the word ‘incurable’.

It was impossible to utter it in his presence. When he was sitting with his disabled children, who learnt  slowly to eat and drink, walk and write in one of the rooms at the institute – he sang with them, he carried out their tasks with them- he was not to be disturbed. He would not answer the telephone for anyone.

… He would not have written this down. He did not like words. He liked deeds. He liked the work. The children. The tidiness. The essence.  The completeness. But no improvisations! No gimmicks!”

Pető Studies, András Pető compiled by Gillian Maguire and Andrew Sutton, Conductive Education Press, Birmingham England 2012. Obituaries page174-175. ISBN 9780956994844

Photo: One of the ways we were learning to count at the Conductive Education Support Centre in Brockenhurst New Forest UK in 2003.

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