Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

WordPress Photo Challenge: Harmony


I play clarinet in a community band and within the group are several parent/child combinations. I’ve been lucky enough to watch their musical relationships over the years. It’s been pretty cool, and I think it’s one of the best things about a community band.

For the past few years I’ve enjoyed watching a particular relationship right within my own section; a mother and daughter, both playing clarinet. I know the memories they make playing music together will last a lifetime. They have a special connection and it’s easy to see how much fun they are having.


So for the photo challenge this week I could think of nothing more appropriate than the harmony so obvious between them as we readied ourselves to play a concert on Saturday. What they have is pretty remarkable these days – mutual respect combined with love and a lot of laughter. Just another example, as far as I’m concerned, of the benefit many kids get when they grow up playing music. Especially with their parents.

You can see other interpretations of harmony as comments to the original post. Or you can check out a few of my favorites here, here and here. It’s a good theme. What do you find harmonious around you? We’d love to see, share it and link to the original post.

Guaranteed to make you smile.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

18 thoughts on “WordPress Photo Challenge: Harmony

  1. Great photo! I can so relate to “a special connection and mutual respect” through playing music with others. Well said.


  2. I love this photo!


  3. Beautiful, Dawn — really brings back the memories!


  4. This is beautiful Dawn. The photo tells the complete story 🙂


    • Thanks Heather. I was originally going to use this for Cee’s black and white photo challenge for ‘two.” But I liked the photo I used for that one as well….and the two tubas wouldn’t have worked as well for ‘harmony’ so I switched this one to the WordPress challenge.

      I gave a print of this, in a frame, to the mom last night at rehearsal. The daughter wasn’t there. But mom said they’re going to fight over who gets it. Made me smile.

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  5. mother and daughter play together. another harmonious thing. Love this.


  6. Outstanding photograph…


  7. Very nice interpretation of harmony!


  8. That is a beautiful photograph. Perfect. Would be perfect without commentary, which is the mark of the perfect photograph.


  9. I enjoyed this post very much. Good choices all the way around. It makes me wish I’d had a daughter – not instead of, you understand, but in addition to!


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