Tuesday's Child Charlie is making music
There's a reason Charlie has a big smile on his face.
The aspiring writer-composer-performer is finally getting to put his original work on CD with help from Anthony Marrapese of Reel to Real Studio in Cranston.
"Sometimes I put on a persona and other times I just be me," said Charlie.
Charlie's his name, adoption's his aim.
"If I keep going, maybe I'll find what I'm looking for," Charlie said.
Speaking not just for himself, but for all of the boys and girls who he's growing up with in foster care.
"We're just as normal as any other kid," Charlie said. He just wants to be loved.
Charlie is one of those kids who makes things happen. He's had no formal training but is learning to play the piano.
Fingers in a non-conventional position, Charlie launches into Beethoven's "Fur Elise."
When I sit next to him on the piano bench, he mimics what I play, without hesitation.
Charlie's been learning by watching a friend play. But imagine what he could accomplish with piano lessons and parents to encourage him.
If you see Charlie's potential, give Adoption Rhode Island a call and sit down for your own heart and soul duet.