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/