A Taste of Music

Don’t over think this, I tell  myself while contemplating a response to my niece’s inquiry about my taste in music. Amy’s 12 and at an age where she’s developing her taste for many things, music being one of them. “Well?” Amy waits not so patiently at the wobbly kitchen table, one hand dipping into a freshly made … More A Taste of Music

Buying Time

  ~*~ “Matyas, what are you doing?” “Playing Liszt on a sad, old piano,” replied Matyas as he fumbled over the bass clef of an abandoned, battle-bruised upright. “But, we are in the midst of battle.” “I play anyway.” He culled from memory the patterns of finger play for the opening bars of the Hungarian Rhapsody. His lately unpracticed, … More Buying Time

Blank

Daily Prompt: Childhood Revisited What is your earliest memory? Describe it in detail, and tell us why you think that experience was the one to stick with you. ~*~ “Aunt Sally, what’s your earliest childhood memory?” asked Manda while  thumbing through the pages of an already treasured new horse book. Christmas had been good to her. “Why do … More Blank

Reminiscing

Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes. ~*~ “It’s impossible to pick just one song, Manda. My … More Reminiscing

Hallelujah!

Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year? ~*~ In the desk drawer to my right ~ where I keep paper clips, and pencils and the like ~ there’s … More Hallelujah!

Violetta Unleashed

Daily Prompt: The Transporter Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. ~*~ One of my clearest and happiest memories of childhood takes place just before my family disintegrated. As I’ve mentioned before, exposure to classical music was an integral part of … More Violetta Unleashed

My Week in Music

Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week ~ Five songs that represent this past week for me ~ ~*~ Oh, a music prompt! I love these … Having given a few moments thought to my week, these are the musical selections that come immediately to mind: Selection #1 ~ Right here, right now (Jesus Jones) ~ this could … More My Week in Music

Music Never Dies

  ~*~ Abandoned in the woods of my mind The music I used to make. The songs I used to sing. The choral symphonies and A cappella wonders that resonated So deeply at the time I could never Imagine my life without them. Then life happened. A new chapter unfolded. A change of direction. The … More Music Never Dies

A Simple Message

This post is written in response to a challenge offered by Lana of Living with Post Concussion Syndrome. Please take a moment to visit her inspiring blog. The challenge: What Dreams Are Made Of … For this writing event, share a dream or two that’s had a great effect ~ even after waking. ~*~ I always pay attention to … More A Simple Message

The Unluckiest Moment

Some might have said it was an unlucky end to her illustrious career. A grand dame of the Bel Canto repertoire forced to exit the international stage prematurely for health reasons. But she knew, if anything, that the situation was quite the reverse. She’d enjoyed her many years in the spotlight and now it was time to … More The Unluckiest Moment