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Bridges Crossed

To commemorate the last time my kids and I played together at a Suzuki play-in. A play-in consists of all the musicians in the program from 4 year old twinklers to ancients like me. My eldest was finishing high school and I'd been letting my playing go by the wayside; I was very conscious that this would be the last one for the three of us marking 13 years of learning and playing amongst a wonderful group of people; I bless the day my daughter asked if she could learn the violin.

 

I should explain that the piece of wood holding the strings up off the violin is called a bridge, thus the title. The first violin is my son's 3/4 that he played that day, my violin and my daughter's. This was over a year and half ago and Josh has since grown into my violin. And I have to say that it has never sounded so good! I've been wanting to take this pic since that day. One of my New Year's resolution is to finally execute the ideas rolling around in my empty head. Less thinking, more doing. Actually, I tried taking this pic a couple of times, but wasn't happy with them. It was missing something: the light. A gold reflector did the trick. Another lesson learned.

 

I hope that everyone's New Year is starting off as well as mine did this year. And if not, may the tide turn quickly for you. Happy New Year!

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Taken on January 9, 2012