Originally Posted by Khombi
On the way to drop off Ds4 at day camp Yoyo Ma came on the radio. Ds promptly
Asked me very politely to turn it off. When asked why he replied that the piece was just too beautiful and would make him cry. He also added that today it was not music to his ears and he was not in the mood.

That's beautiful, khombi! I can commiserate; I was that child and have grown into that adult.

You're a good parent for listening and respecting your son's request. It can be really jarring to be forced through unwanted emotions. I remember feeling quite violated when I was 4 and not having a similar request met. Being forced to hear something has always, for me, been akin to being manhandled.

What is to give light must endure burning.