It’s hard to believe it is 2017 already!! Happy New year!!
I chose this month’s theme of music. Music has been near and dear to my heart since I was little. It has been woven into the tapestry of my memories….from sitting in the pew as a little girl listening to my aunt sing harmony, to the weekly piano lessons my grandparents’ gifted me with, to the evenings spent listening to classical cds with my dad, to my very first job as an organist at my church at 15 years old. Music courses through my veins. It was my first love. I remember years ago, my sister’s friend getting annoyed with me because she said I was always humming. What can I say…there is always a song in my heart. My grandpa always told me to never stop playing the piano. He said, “You’ll make money playing the piano some day.” I vividly remember him repeating those words when I visited him at the nursing home and played some music for him on the piano. Well I don’t ever plan to stop and I AM making money playing the piano and organ. Music just brings me such comfort and joy.
Your voice is an instrument you can take with you anywhere. My family knows that well, as I love to live in a musical, singing about my daily activities while I’m doing them. My daughter is following in my footsteps with a love of singing. Over the summer she auditioned to sing the national anthem at our local baseball team’s game. She was chosen, so we picked up this pitch pipe for her to help calm her nerves. I just love how shiny and pretty it is.
This is my grandfather’s tambourine. He played the drums in a jazz band. He was a big proponent of me getting into music. He and my grandma insisted I take piano lessons, and they paid for them. I am forever grateful for their influence and generosity.
As I mentioned back during our black and white theme, I LOVE the insides of pianos. They are simply gorgeous. Not to mention, they are my favorite instrument. I could sit and play the piano for hours. Here is a picture of some of the hammers.
Here is my daughter playing The Entertainer. I asked her to dress up to do her piano practice so I could get some shots of her. I have basically the same shot of her from a few years ago. It’s sad to see how much she has grown up. My how time flies!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing my take on this month’s theme. I had a hard time narrowing down my images to just six. As I said, I just love music.
Head on over to Sharleen’s blog and see her beautiful images!! Then continue through the circle to see the rest of the contributors’ takes!!