my serenade by summerfield

my serenade

the violin again, in low key.

when i got this violin last year, i had ambitioned that i could learn to play franz schubert's 'serenade'. it's a haunting melody and it reminds me of when i was a child and listening to the neighbour's radio playing songs that were based on classic compositions like this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj2GDmaEDSs of course my first exposure to this song was when the group called "the platters" were quite popular and this was one of their hits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT2ML6TIgXI this is also one of my mother's favourites and i still remember her singing this whilst washing clothes.

today, my toronto bestie ada and i had lunch together. i learned that her grandmother died just before Christmas and i was saddened by the news. the sadness was supposed to have been offset by my impromptu interview asking her how it felt to have held her nonna's hand whilst she took her last breath. then somehow the conversation veered to the day my mother died and i described how i felt then. but in the telling i started to cry. and then she cried, too! shows that it may have been 45 years ago when my mother died, but i can still feel the loss. i am jealous that my friend got to enjoy her nonna and that her nonna had also a good and fulfilled life and had been loved much by the children she raised and the granchildren and great-grandchildren she helped raise.

anyway, there we were walking down the mall crying whilst walking arm in arm. finally, i made light of the situation by telling her people might be wondering what these two old lesbians are doing crying whilst walking. you could imagine us with tears laughing as we walked inside a liquor store.
https://youtu.be/owpkZzSRlYA - another beautiful rendition! I think I'll play it on the piano now! So beautiful! This is a lovely, elegant shape!
February 26th, 2020  
amazing on black...
February 26th, 2020  
@maggiemae - oooh, take a video, maggiemae. please! i want to hear you play it.
February 26th, 2020  
Love the sliver of light
February 26th, 2020  
This is such an elegant image Vikki. Lovely!
February 26th, 2020  
Just beautiful! All the images... photo, story and tenderness. đŸ’–
February 26th, 2020  
a wonderful capture with lovely lighting. Love the melody and song. Your stories are always a delight to read.
February 26th, 2020  
Just the right amount of light. Lovely.
February 26th, 2020  
That’s an amazing low key shot and great story too
February 26th, 2020  
A lovely story. Beautiful light on this instrument. If you are going to shed tears, necessary in this life, no one will understand better than the liquor store owner. ;)
February 26th, 2020  
superbly lit
February 26th, 2020  
Beautiful lines
February 26th, 2020  
Brilliant lighting. Love this
February 26th, 2020  
Magnificent lighting. I understand the feeling you describe, my mom died when my children were 2 and 4 yrs old and I missed sharing the joy ... but then, at least my mom did see mine, she never met my brother and sister’s children ...
February 26th, 2020  
Stunning
February 26th, 2020  
lovely story.
February 26th, 2020  
Wonderful low key!
February 26th, 2020  
Lovely low key and a wonderful story.
February 26th, 2020  
@rosiekerr - let's drink to that! cheers!
February 26th, 2020  
Beautiful lines and light.
February 26th, 2020  
Love the photo iin all its perfection! You need to learn the song so you can play it with @maggiemae next time she comes to Toronto!
February 26th, 2020  
Vikki how did you light this please?? Just cannot work it out.

Hope you've had a better and happier day today.
February 26th, 2020  
Gorgeous image. And funny story at the end. I think the "blues" are in the air right now. I've gone through several crying jags lately myself.
February 26th, 2020  
I love the Violin. Touching story was a nice compliment to it.
February 26th, 2020  
Beautifully composed and lit! FAV!
February 27th, 2020  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond - black background, soap box at 45 degrees angle behind the subject, adjust your settings as needed.
February 28th, 2020  
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