Avant Garde

From your musical tastes to your political views, were you ever way ahead of the rest of us, adopting the new and the emerging before everyone else?

Yes, when I was around 7 or 8 years old, my father taught me how to whistle or mimic the birds he liked to keep as pets. I was able to tell the gender of the birds just by listening to the tone and I could set traps to capture them in the wild without causing any harm.

Not many people could learn or know how to do this and my father was the rare few men with the skills. Perhaps, I was not only the youngest but the only female with such skills then.

This was a clear example that fathers can transfer learning by doing to their children, both girls and boys effectively. All they need is love, passion, patience and care. That was my Dad, the Avant Garde!

Avant Garde -DP

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