Music In The Face Of Tragedy

What is dear and tragic in these photos is that this young Haitian girl feels the need to play her cello for the school that is gone,  for herself in that it may help heal her emotional turmoil, and that through music and our instrument we can say things to each other and to ourselves that transcends words.

Such touching poignancy at a difficult time. Let us all be aware of our wonderful, mysterious and awesome power of music in our lives!

Cellist at Trinity Music School - devastation, concentration, dedication


Cellist at Trinity Music School - devastation, concentration, dedication

Cellist at Trinity Music School - devastation, concentration, dedication

3 Responses to Music In The Face Of Tragedy

  1. Elise January 16, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Such poignant photos – they are very stirring. I love what you and your wife are doing with your foundation – truly wonderful!!

  2. Beth Almore June 13, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    Thank you for these photos. As horrifying as the events in Haiti were, I feel such hope that she still has her cello, and what can never be taken away from her–the inner love of music. Even without a cello, that would reside safe inside her soul.
    I am adding your blog to my blog list…I hope it’s okay if I share these photos with my readership!

    • lynn Harrell July 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

      Of course- What is inside from our work with an instrument and the music itself CAN sustain us in the most trying times!

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