Monday, May 17, 2010

to the accompaniment of a cellist

those who have lost loved ones shared their stories
to mark the 30th anniversary of brattleboro area hospice

26 comments:

Kate said...

A wonderful photo. I was startled when I read your caption because I was expecting something a bit different. But, what a wonderful way to immortalize and honour those we love. I'm reminded of a quote that I will share;initially, it may seem inappropriate for the occasion, but the soothing notes of music can help drown sorrows, too:

"Music has charms to soothe the savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."

William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, Act 1 Scene 1.
English dramatist (1670 - 1729)

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the music from this instrument, it's beautiful and in some way also sad for me, I'm always emotive about music, I do love music!
Great shot!
have a nice week
hugs
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Both of my parents benefitted from hospice services, as did I. I musical tribute to the remarkable people who work in hospice and to the memories of the experience would indeed evoke powerful emotions.

Malyss said...

I love this picture! the concentration, the way the man is looking on his partitions, the way he is dressed.. And what a beautyful idea to pay a tribute to the beloved ones!

Leif Hagen said...

I love the cello and play violin myself. I can hear some mellow cello music playing softly with your topic at hand...

Jacob said...

That must have been an emotionally powerful experience.

Re your question on Ocala DP: This is one of the Regal Cinemas, a chain of some size, I think.

magiceye said...

this is so beautiful.....

Anya said...

Its not my favorite instrument
but your photo is fantastic !!
I have a silly tast from music
hehe.....

Small City Scenes said...

What an excellent idea to honor our loved ones. What a great picture. MB

Halcyon said...

This is a lovely portrait. I'm sure the music was beautiful and poignant. And loved ones are never lost as long as there are people left to remember them.

JM said...

Wonderful portrait indeed!

Sharon said...

What a worthy tribute! And, a great portrait fo the cellist.

Virginia said...

What a lovely portrait. The even sounds like a wonderful thing.
V

Serge Cornillet said...

Just the kind of pictures I prefer!! Superb!
Serge

Tulsa Gentleman said...

If I have a favorite instrument it is the cello. I contribute percussion as part of the music team at my church. Recently we have been joined by a young lady who is an excellent cellist. There is nothing like a cello to add class to any musical endeavor.

Magpie said...

What a beautiful way to honor those we love. This is a wonderful photo on so many levels.

cieldequimper said...

Wow, I didn't expect this at all. Sounds like a great way to remember.

VP said...

A great portrait with an unexpected caption. You are always able to surprise us with your words.

Sunny said...

I am having a difficult time putting into words what this picture says to me. Let's just say that it speaks to me in a very moving way.
Sunny :)

Birdman said...

I agree w/ Kate. Nuff said!

DAG said...

Beautiful post.

Music can awaken so many emotions for many different occasions. The ability to feel the music more than just listening is one of the true gifts of life.

Marie-Noyale said...

For me the sound of the cello is so close to the human voice...
What a good idea while bringing back loved ones through stories.

lizziviggi said...

This is a lovely portrait for a worthy occasion. What would the rest of us do without people willing to do heartbreakingly difficult work? And I don't mean play the cello, although I'm glad people do that too. My mom benefited so much from our local hospice, and I've benefited from their grief support group.

Amin said...

Very interesting photo.

slim said...

Powerful image . . . beautiful tribute idea.

LDub said...

He reminds me of Peter O'Toole...marvelous photo...