I went out with my camera during the week, but nothing I captured took my fancy for a Midweek Moment. So, this morning before school, I interrupted my son during his violin practice. He seemed annoyed at first, then bemused as to why I’d want to take photos of him, then keen to co-operate because I made him pose with the violin and it meant his practice was cut short.
There’s always music going on in our house, from early in the morning to late at night. At times it gets very noisy, with instruments playing and metronomes clicking and voices singing, but I love hearing it all over the house. Sometimes, the different instruments even join together and play with each other, and that’s the nicest sound of all.
This week, Monique asks: ‘What is a flower without petals? Can it still be beautiful?’
The soft, fuzzy texture of this flower caught her eye. It reminded her of ageing, of the way we are all young with soft, unlined skin one day, and then time dresses us differently. She wondered if this seed head still had value or was it doomed to be invisible in a sea of younger, prettier flowers.
Then she saw its value: the tiny seeds inside, that will give life to a new generation.
I agree: A flower without petals is beautiful, just for being.
About Midweek Moment: Each week, Monique Mulligan and I share our favourite photos on our websites in a ‘Midweek Moment’. We hope you enjoy, and if you’d like to see more, click here.
How lovely to live in a house full of music.All those lovely seeds of culture you have sewn have blossomed and now bear beautiful fruit 🙂
I love that metaphor, Pinky. If I’d have thought of it, I would have used it to link our two photos. I’m sure Monique will love it, too! x
I love all of your Midweek Moments…just caught up with 26/27. Ican imagine the fun with the photo session!
Thanks, Maureen! I think he quite liked the impromptu photo session, especially once he realised it would cut short his practice! x
What a fabulous gift and a lot of hard work involved in playing an instrument xxx
Countless hours of hard work in learning to play an instrument—dedication definitely required, and plenty of parental encouragement! x
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe,wings to the mind,flight to the imagination,and charm and gaiety to life and everything. Plato
I love the picture of your son’s hand on the violin! Well done.
I love that quote, Penny, and I’m going to keep a copy on my cork board! Music does all of those things, as do all of the arts, I believe. I don’t know where we’d be without any of them. Some people argue that music is the greatest of the arts, but being a writer, I’m going to sit on the fence about that one! Thanks for visiting! x
The quote is from ‘brainy quotes’. They had lots of quotes on music, but that one was my favorite. Glad you like it.
I just looked up that website, and it’s great. Thank you for bringing it to my attention! x 🙂
Another lovely mid-week moment, Louise 🙂 I loved both photos, and the stories behind them xx
Thanks, Helen. Mine was a last minute grab of the camera, but it’s amazing how spontaneous often works best! 🙂