ending notes

I have been carrying a cello around
with my daughter since she was in fifth grade
she will whisk it off to college this fall without me

I'm OK with that...today...


practice

movement


together

32 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Interesting the way you have captured the movement. You might not miss lugging the cello but I am sure you will miss its music.

ELK said...

JE this was taken during a "warm up" session before an audition...I was trying to go unnoticed as I snapped them in low light ...

Tracy said...

aaawww...Making peace is such a good thing. :o) LOVE the movement in these photos suggesting the rhythm of the music... Happy Day, Elk ((HUGS))

Jeana Marie said...

oh my - what a feeling - I can't even imagine it yet ELK - how fast they do grow and only 5 years in for me.

auditions...they frightened me so!

How proud you must be! I love the way the bow movement in the second photo seems furious and intense.
xo,
J

Mrs. E said...

I like the movement. I've always wanted to play a stringed instrument.

Jewels said...

Wow, these are GREAT action shots! Glad to hear she's keeping it up in college.

Kamana said...

i'm always in awe of musicians. and yours sound like a musical family.

Judy said...

Life moves on...When our older kids moved out, the phone stopped ringing (that was before cell phones) and the piano stopped playing (until the others picked it up). Now I get to hear the piano again when they come to visit.

Renee Howell said...

Yes. Missing the music. I miss our youngest's singing. And the music she listens to. Home for Spring Break - soon. Yippee! Lovely photos of cello and daughter, strings and hands.

Betsy said...

another one off to college? Oh my...where does the time go? I love the mello sounds of a cello!

beth said...

change is eminent....but good !

e.o.w. said...

She's inherited a love from you- it will be fun to see what she does with it!

smith kaich jones said...

Lovely lovely music in these images. Hugs to you for letting her go with joy.

xo
Debi

beth said...

such lovely images! it has to be hard to let her go, you are so brave!!

Jeanne Klaver said...

I never worry about musicians—they have such focus and stamina. She'll be fine, but you are allowed a moment or two of worry if it ever creeps in.

Susan Tuttle said...

i love these shots!

S. Etole said...

so much emotion in your words and photos ...

rachel awes said...

oh my! for some reason, i have had memories recently of some past posts of gorgeous cello pics on your blog & i am thrilled to see more...along with your poignant words. this is truly a WOW post.

Meri said...

It's a huge transition for you both. Though it's not the same, you might enjoy the old movie, "Truly, Madly, Deeply," a poignant story about a woman's life after the death of her musician-husband.

Suvarna said...

I do so love these motion filled images, or should i say emotion filled,
love in the hands of the photographer who took them and love in the hands of your daughter as she plays, beautiful

spread your wings said...

i know you'll miss her and her music. there is strong emotion in these photos.

Ange said...

Oh ELK. What emotion. I can only imagine. Mine is in 5th grade now but it's a spanish guitar...

Joie Moring said...

your emotion and creative talent seems to be flowing through her.
thank you for sharing the moment.

Country Girl said...

Before my youngest left, I asked him to make a CD of him playing the piano. I miss hearing him play. He never did. Did he think I was kidding? But now he sends me snippets of his music and I love it.

myletterstoemily said...

you captured the shattered feeling with your camera.

amazing.

three of my children are musicians and i cannot
express how much i not only miss them but
their music.

elizabeth said...

beautiful. beautiful. beautiful.

I did not take my flute with me when I left home. For a while, I wished I did (but it was in use at home), but it's not really the instrument that I would play on my own. I'd like to take up the drums or guitar someday.

maccandace said...

Lovely photos. It will be a time of growth and change for both of you.

margie said...

i had no trouble with the older kids going off, but youngest baby boy, it's killing me. two years into college and i am still adjusting. he, on the other hand, has flourished, without me. lol.

Oliag said...

...for some reason this post is breaking my heart elk...how hard it is to raise our chicks and send them off...there will be more rewards as she flies home now and then...

trinsch said...

these photos are beautiful. and the words so sweet with a touch of sadness. lovely.

tami said...

oh, the cello - such a soulful sound -
my daughter went off to college (pianist)
my youngest will be off soon. . . bitter sweet.
Lovely photos!

amelia said...

Beautiful, my oldest goes off to college this fall- my heart is in my throat!