Piece of the Puzzle

Fingers discovering keys into another world… Child’s joy in music and developing skill cut short by rapping on knuckles from harsh teacher, demanding perfection. Told mom at nine years old that I didn’t want to go back. Piano gathered dust. Child’s mind tuned-out to music, until the Beatles and Sound of Silence (1964) appeared on the magic box. I was ten.

“Hello darkness, my old friend

I’ve come to talk with you again…”

Poetic lyrics with a message drew me in.

The world showed another layer

Colors came back

I started expressing myself

In the poetic mode in early years

Then drawing and painting joined in

I had started my journey

Where creative acts fed the soul

Then life happened…

After forty years of ‘adult reality’

Creative spark still waited patiently

To befriend me again



V.J.`s theme: Music https://onewomansquest.org/2019/12/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-76-music/

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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15 Responses to Piece of the Puzzle

  1. So glad you’ve befriended your creative spark again Olga, your inner light is the kindest teacher 🤗💖 xxx

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  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    How wonderful that that love, that gift never really leaves us. Inspiring piece, Olga.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    My daughter’s piano teacher let her explore, a much better way to learn. I’m glad you were able to get beyond that first unhappy experience. (K)

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  4. Janice says:

    So unfortunate, that style of ‘teaching’. My piano teacher was snooty but she didn’t strike. Simon and Garfunkel were early favourites in folk music for me as well.

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  5. Deborah says:

    Really beautiful Olga! ❤

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  7. sgeoil says:

    So glad that your journey brought you back to your creative side. Happy to have found your blog, always inspiring!

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