It’s Wednesday evening, a little before 6:30, and Kyle is waiting on the couch for Steve, the bowl guy. Every Wednesday, Steve, a man who goes to my yoga studio and also lives in our neighborhood, shows up with his array of Tibetan bowls.
Kyle gets his own private concert. The melodic tones of the bowls fill the room. The vibrations can be felt from head to toe. I usually get drowsy while listening. Kyle has a wide range of reactions. Tonight he was listening intently and quietly. Occasionally, he chimed in by harmonizing or matching one of the bowl tones.
Kyle’s response after the bowl concerts varies. Sometimes it helps calm him down. Sometimes he is more excited. Sometimes we hear the tone of a bowl coming from Kyle after Steve has left.
It’s a nice opportunity for Kyle. There are many demands made on him during his day. His life is full of challenges from the time the day begins. Listening to the bowls taps in to something he enjoys: sound. It is also a full body experience. And I am sure it goes even deeper.
Nothing to do. No response required. Just listen.
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