The Shared Simple Delight of Music


I love this image from Pat Cegan’s blog, ‘Source of Inspiration’.

To me it evokes spontaneously a wonderful sense of play, of playfulness; the delight of that playfulness shared so deliciously by the little boy, the flute and the cat, all intensely together in the sweet intimacy and secrecy of this little scene…

I have Pat’s kind permission for my borrowing that image to evoke my own feeling about it on my own blog! With my thanks, dear friend…


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. donsalmon
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 14:09:37

    yes, very nice, thank you.



    • Bhaga
      Mar 20, 2015 @ 16:12:45

      Yes, isn’t it?… I have also on my Facebook page a video of another little child playing music – the piano – but this time the little one (4yrs old) is a veritable genius, a child prodigy… Alas, I can’t find the way technically to bring that video here on my blog! From Facebook it is not easy. In that case it is really a pity, that video is so
      Anyway, thank you for your comment, Don, and keep well… Hope your website is coming along nicely and soon ready??? 🙂



      • donsalmon
        Mar 20, 2015 @ 16:59:19

        I’m siting here composing (if not de-composing!) as we “speak”. Aiming for a July launch now (hopefully won’t have to “eat” those words in July; but it’s looking good).

        Speaking of prodigies, a friend of mine attended a master class at Juilliard many years ago, where she saw a 9 year old girl play perfectly the following piece:

        What was amazing about it, is that she had never seen the sheet music before. She never practiced the piece, they just placed the music in front of her at the piano, she looked it over, and played it – AT THE CORRECT TEMPO!!

        Then there was a composer I knew who was able to go to a symphony concert, hear a piece for the first time, go home, and write out ALL the parts – the entire orchestra – from memory. If I had a recording of a piece, and listened to it a 100 times, I couldn’t do that.

        And then the pianist who could improvise a perfect 4 voice fugue.

        And then there was David Oi (I think that’s how he spelled his name; not sure). I had been working on a piano solo version of Gershwin’s ‘Concerto in F” for about 6 months. I visited David, showed him the music, and he played it – on first sight – at close to the correct tempo for at least the first 3 pages (the same 3 pages that took me a few weeks to learn).

        Lots of amazing people in this world:>))


    • Bhaga
      Mar 21, 2015 @ 04:56:23

      Thank you for these very interesting additional examples of prodigies, whether young or old; they are indeed multiplying these days! Besides the ones in music, there are also those who paint, for example, at a very early age. Do you remember Akiane, in a much earlier post on this blog? It was part of the following post:
      And thank you for the updated news about your work… looking forward to July then!



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