08 April 2008

Music and my life

Allysha of Bells on Their Toes recently started a second blog about the arts, called Just an Orange. It is a lovely place to visit and she asked me (me?) to contribute something about my music. It is posted over there today.

I have many callings. And I feel obliged to say that motherhood comes first (after all, that‘s all I can talk about at My Many Colored Days). But music, well music is a vital part of my existence. And I am so grateful that somebody is interested in how that came to be… (thank you Allysha)!


How does music fit into my life? Well, sometimes (just like any mother) it is merely a tool I use to lull my child to sleep, or even just to get him to brush his dadgum teeth. But, I love to play my violin for children. They are such a gracious audience… birthdays, class parties, or even just because there’s a Backyardigans song with violin accompaniment that would “sound so cool, Mom“! And occasionally, I am able to step back into familiar territory and play on stage, or for an event. Whatever the reason, music is an integral part of my life and relentlessly finds its way “in“.


I began studying the violin when I was 8 years old. I remember it vividly;

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6 comments:

Misty said...

I also truly love music. I play the clarinet, although not well any more, and I also play guitar. It is amazing what music can add to our lives... peace..... or just plain old fun.... working out dance moves or singing at the top of our lungs... WE love it.

utmommy said...

I always have wished that I was more musical. What a talent.

Leisha said...

Wow. You are truly amazing. I have always wished that I had some musical talent and one of these days maybe I'll still give it a whirl.

Chel said...

You are amazing.
I truly have a passion for music.

Yvonne said...

That was so beautiful. I love music and wish I had the ability to play (and to sing). Two of my children are very musical and it is always so fun to hear them play.
Music truly does touch our soul.

SweetPea said...

I too am passionate about music. I can't even remember a time when I didn't play the piano (I was 4), and it has been an integral part of every aspect of my life. I loved what you wrote, because I feel the same way. If you ever want to collaborate, let me know! :)