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46/366 - Mystic's Theme: Sounds of Music

2012.02.15
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My Son Jeff and his new sax.

Note - The "lesson learned" is below the story if you wish to continue on. If not, thank you for visiting my blog.

Get well and back here soon Tom!
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“In the Air Tonight" 1982

Sticky summer day –

Ice cream day -

How good to walk from the hot outside -

Into the cold inside –

Even our two year old sighed - “ahhhh”

The smell of fifty flavors – creamy – fruity

All at once – none recognizable alone

Music was playing – Sounded familiar –

Then his little voice…

“Pil Collin – Pil Collin”

And it was –Phil Collins

Not the song he knew – but a new one.

But he knew – the voice

Phil Collin’s voice…

It’s been music for him since the beginning –

Will be till the end… I’ll bet.

Good for him…

He lives his passion.

I am overjoyed for him.

djr 2/15/12

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Lesson Learned: When you watch someone taking a life road that you cannot find on your map - you can be pretty sure that they are on a road that is on their map. We all have our own maps filled with detours, misnamed roads and streets paved with gold.
43 Comments
marilynx Relieved .... I read "my son Jeff and his new sex"!
What an instrument !!!! :-)
marilynx · 2012-02-15: 04:49
camilleauteuil what a beautiful sax ! - and i like so much the sound of sax ...
camilleauteuil · 2012-02-15: 04:56
nynkeb Wonderful!!! To live your passion is given to the few who dare to follow their passion. Great son you have!! :)
nynkeb · 2012-02-15: 04:56
helys Great expression, angle, textures, reflections
helys · 2012-02-15: 04:59
CHOSSID Excellent Dan!Beautiful new sax too! I used to play bass clarinet...
CHOSSID · 2012-02-15: 05:27
Annbramwell I think that our John is very much on the musical road, and I am absolutely delighted and as proud as any mother can be, or father in your case, isn't it great, I am so glad my boy is musical, he has always been, he was singing along with U2 at the ripe old age of 2... long may that last... Go Jeff! Go John! Great Sax BTW... aren't they beautiful instruments!
Annbramwell · 2012-02-15: 06:30
RayNvb Great shot and story. I played contra bass clarinet in concert band and clarinet in marching band. So many good times as a result of a passion.
RayNvb · 2012-02-15: 06:34
Ryana So, you lay flat on the floor when you took this photo? ;-)

Phill Collins his music is good, your son his taste is jus fine.

Lovely lesson and great shot!
Ryana · 2012-02-15: 07:35
jwendell nice composition~ it shows strenth(how much energy he spend on playing it and how people choose their road) in one still photo~
jwendell · 2012-02-15: 07:44
LAZYWASP Neat angle...can almost hear the sound of music.......
LAZYWASP · 2012-02-15: 09:01
MoMac Love your reflection in the sax , nice and true lesson.
MoMac · 2012-02-15: 09:24
EvaLizette A beautiful instrument with such great sound :))
Love the smooth tunes from a sax :)
EvaLizette · 2012-02-15: 09:50
SheriJ Cool shot I played the Alto sax until I had to choose between Junior Olympic soccer and Basketball or music. Soccer and basketball won the toss! :) Playing the sax would have been easier on my body.
SheriJ · 2012-02-15: 10:03
photodeclair beautiful ,my son play sax too and i love the sound of this instrument .
photodeclair · 2012-02-15: 10:06
bumpusdogs even bad sax is better than no sax at all... ;)
bumpusdogs · 2012-02-15: 10:34
tomie fantastic shot Dan! i like the angle you chose!
sax is beautiful instrument to see, i don't like too much the sound...though i like phil collins :))
i think it's a warm instrument with something sensual and carnal in the sound, women must not be insensible to his sound...

great lesson again!
tomie · 2012-02-15: 10:48
jennyLit great shot!! and story.. i think Bella will be a lot like Jeff in that aspect everything is about music and she does the same thing picking out songs song by someone even though she has never heard the song before:)
jennyLit · 2012-02-15: 12:45
jeffcornish My road is an old Mon Valley pot-holed street, but I look forward to where it takes me. The views are all photo ops and learnings!

I appreciate Jeff's view of the world and his adventurous spirit.
jeffcornish · 2012-02-15: 13:18
nasiri6283 Nice shot Dan, and I can see you capturing , in the reflection on the instrument down there ;)
nasiri6283 · 2012-02-15: 14:04
digitalideas Cool shot Dan, nice reflection of the sax
digitalideas · 2012-02-15: 15:07
gonia lesson excellent and so beautifull reflection on sax!
gonia · 2012-02-15: 16:19
darfoster Cool shot and another great story and lesson!
darfoster · 2012-02-15: 16:47
mrmeliska Love your reflection in the bottom of the sax taking the photo..
mrmeliska · 2012-02-15: 17:11
lukesmom I love this post!! I am so glad your son followed his calling and that you let him! I love some sax, too!!! What genre does he play?
lukesmom · 2012-02-15: 19:45
livelovelaugh It makes me so happy to hear people living their passion. I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up. :)
Love the perspective of this shot.
livelovelaugh · 2012-02-15: 20:39
Jarvo You can't beat a bit of gratuitous sax in a post Dan.
Jarvo · 2012-02-15: 20:58
honzicek Very nice angle in the photo!
Nice story Dan.
honzicek · 2012-02-15: 21:51
lgnelson LOVE a tenor sax!
lgnelson · 2012-02-15: 21:53
liveandletlive In the Air. . . One of the first songs I ever "performed" to. Phil Collins has a very distinctive voice. I love the angle of the photo Dan, and the lesson KICKS ASS!!!!
liveandletlive · 2012-02-15: 21:57
paintbox Great picture. Great story, too.
paintbox · 2012-02-15: 22:47
Sridhar Wonderful capture... a lovely instrument...
Sridhar · 2012-02-15: 23:49
laplumedemouette :-) ! You seems to be a really beautiful person Dan ! :-)
laplumedemouette · 2012-02-16: 07:12
laplumedemouette And I love "In the Air Tonight" !
laplumedemouette · 2012-02-16: 07:12
ArtBee Oh how absolutely wonderful to have a musician in the family! I love the saxaphone! Phil Collin's at two years old you say.......WoW!
Jeff must be gifted indeed!
ArtBee · 2012-02-16: 08:44
atszabo Beautiful instrument, beautifully captured by one mighty proud father! Congrats!
atszabo · 2012-02-16: 09:01
????? fabulous perspective Dan, love love love it
????? · 2012-02-16: 09:02
equivalence it's great to watch children find their path; great shot
equivalence · 2012-02-16: 15:21
MrSaSa nice
MrSaSa · 2012-02-17: 07:30
Eiram Beautiful shot and beautiful story (wow! 50 flavours?! those Americans!)

The road might be different, but the compass is the same...lets hope:)
Eiram · 2012-02-17: 13:50
InaLina Great pic and nice writeing
InaLina · 2012-02-17: 15:43
maudlaurens Jeff est prêt pour faire la parade du Carnaval !! joli !!
maudlaurens · 2012-02-18: 10:54
girafferacing Nice choice of angle Dan!
girafferacing · 2012-02-19: 09:43
renatomartins If I could play something wright... This would be my musical instrument :) Very nice
renatomartins · 2012-02-20: 04:51
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