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I turned off the TV on the afternoon of Sept. 11th and went outside to a Cape Cod day to do something. What I do is make flutes from sturdy reeds and record music with them. These reeds are easy to work with. I can make a flute quickly -less than an hour - and create a powerful focusing instrument for emotions. When words fail me, crafting and playing a reed flute focuses all my senses - I literally try to "make sense" of what happened and move through stages of emotion with sound.