This week’s Līgo Haībun Challenge is the photo prompt below by David Williamson. For more information on how to participate in this excellent opportunity to challenge yourself as a writer – click on the Challenge link above. My offering today:
Sharing from Within
She sat, hands resting gently on the strings. A beautiful musical instrument so recently passed on to … her. Reflections within occupied with thoughts of it now being her turn, her time, her music.
And this very evening she would be sharing her music in a performance. For the first time and yes, important. She knew that, practicing daily each afternoon in the light of day while others worked.
Her songs filling the air with delightful sounds while she played. The neighbors heard. But this was the only opportunity for her to improve her skill, to be prepared.
She knew she was ready. Music came easy for her. Her Aunt said their talent was passed on with each generation. She could feel this was so.
The music she would perform later today would flow light and graceful. And that is as it should be. After all this is/was her culture, a rich essence of family tradition. They had always performed. And now so would she. She was at peace.
we share from within
tradition culture’s essence
music of our soul
22 thoughts on “Sharing from within – Līgo Haībun Challenge”
As the music flows through the generations, so shall your words..
Great interpretation of this image Penny. One wonders how many traditions and cultural aspects have been lost over the years as younger generations move on to other interests.
I agree LuAnn, it is an eroding situation and a sadness as well. For all of us!
music reaches the soul no matter what the culture is…you wrote a beautiful scene. anticipation, sharing of a culture…♥
You really captured the sense of tradition and performing for the first time, a kind of contrast.
This was difficult Eric. Culturally I am far removed from this lovely young lady, and yet instinctively I know that if I were her I would wish to express both my own thoughts along with the familial feelings I have regarding the environment I was raised to be a part of. Thank you.
this was beautiful, Penny
Thank you Padmini.
Wonderful interpretation and wonderful haiku.
Thank you very much Björn!
beautiful interpretation of the picture
Thank you kz, yours also very beautifully done!
wonderfully done Penny! you make it look more precious
Thank you soumyav, I tried to imagine myself as being her, sitting in the chair holding the harp, the rest sort of fell into place after that!
thts really sweet and natural
I love this sharing Penny. Words with a strong underlying theme.
A lovely rendition of the prompt, Penny. Your story and the prompt flowed together beautifully.
That is brilliant Penny. I loved the interpretation of the photo. Described it perfectly
Beautiful post my dear friend have nice day!
Thank you Stefan, you also have a wonderful night of dreams and an excellent tomorrow! 🙂