Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Piano Lessons

Here's a chance to practice writing skills, my faithful readers, by joining me in posting a story with a picture for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.  The challenge is to post a picture on your blog, then write a short story or a poem about the picture as a writing exercise. When your blog us ready, link up for others to read. Feel free to also add your picture and story to another link of your choice. The link up is on my WWW page here. This is #48!

We attended our Carson's recital at Heart's Home Acoustics. Don't you just love the red tie and white shirt? His piece was "Themes and Variations" and he played it flawlessly, accompanied by his piano teacher. It brought to mind how important the arts are in a child's development. Carson is taking piano and guitar and is required to practice each day on each. If you have followed my blog you will also know that he is a well-rounded sportsman as well; baseball, football and hunting. 
Where words fail, music speaks. - Hans Christian Andersen

"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music."
These are from BrainyQuotes, but they sum up my feelings about music and the arts.  I started piano lessons when I was in third grade, age eight. In high school, my teacher was also an organist, and my daddy bought me a small organ to play at home. Those years of playing piano and organ are a special memory. Unfortunately, while my kids were growing up and our money was scarce, those skills kind of fell off. About ten years ago, my husband and I bought a baby grand, and we both went back to taking lessons to reclaim our timing. I don't have the confidence to play for anyone but myself, but it's a gift to me. 

How about you? Do you play piano or guitar, or some other instrument?

It's your turn to share a picture and a story with us. Wednesday Wit and Wisdom will end this year. I've enjoyed sharing with you and reading your stories.

Linda Kay

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