Sunday, June 03, 2012

Maya

Maya will start college next fall. That means that she is leaving Madison. A phase of our relationship ends after having been teaching her for 10 or 11 years, and sharing more than just violin lessons. I know other paths will open for us, though. Now comes a time for her to grow and discover, find new definitions of herself. Time for her to continue opening up, give and receive as she has been doing it until now. To leave (physically) home and be independent teaches us a lot. It is the beginning of our journey as adults, an important-although no decisive-step. Life gradually shapes us up. We sketch ourselves into its threads with the lines we use to weave our destiny. 

His recital today has been a stroke of what she is and searches for: music and friends, violin and voice

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Besides her, her friend Kate,

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and all the people who are key in a recital and her musical life. Vince, the wonderful pianist who usually accompanies our recitals, is one of them

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Sheryl, her voice teacher, too

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I have known them for a long time. Music keeps on getting us together. A little over a year I played with Sheryl and her husband, Paul, in a benefit concert to raise money for a music festival (Early Music Festival) they organize yearly at UW-Madison.
I hope music will continue letting Maya and I be togetherMay music let me witness her rich and beautiful blossoming. 
Look at her expression. Isn't it a wonderful gift?

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Malaguena, Op.21 No.1 by Ruggiero Ricci on Grooveshark

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wonderful photos, Raquel!

Pedro Bread said...

Qué sería de nosotros sin las relaciones personales, que trascienden lo profesional, mi enhorabuena a Maya y a su profesora Raquel...
Besos

Mita said...

Pues sí que es un maravilloso regalo.
Es cierto que cuando lo profesional te da esas satisfacciones, es algo precioso.:)
Besos

Tesa Medina said...

Es muy parecido a ver crecer a un hijo y asistir feliz a sus primeros logros sin tu tutela, Raquel.

Maya conocerá nuevos profesores, otros lugares, otras experiencias que añadirá a las ya vividas.

Me quedo con su cara de felicidad mientras escucho esa "Malagueña, Op.21...

Preciosa!

Besos, Raquel.

Laura.M said...
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Laura.M said...

Os seguireís reuniendo no lo dudes...Hay lazos muy fuertes entre vosotros.
Le deseo a Maya mucha suerte en este nuevo camino que va a comenzar...Y me quedo con esas caras de felicidad que lo dicen todo.
Reparte tú hoy los besos.

Mita said...

Mira qué blog más bonito de fotos, me acordé de ti :)

http://www.einblick-natur.de/index.php/blog

Besos

Raquel said...

Pedro,
pues sí, qué sería de nosotros sin ellas. Para quienes valoramos las relaciones personales, sería terrible no tenerlas o no alimentarlas.

Mita,
esas relaciones son una gran parte de lo que hago

Tesa,
una vez una de mis alumnas se describió a si misma como "one of Raquel's violin daughter". Ha de ser algo así, ¿verdad?

Laura,
sí, nos vamos a seguir reuniendo, sin lugar a dudas.

Mita,
qué bueno que mandes el enlace y qué pena no entender alemán
Besos

Raquel said...

Sheryl,
thank you, dear. You guys look great.