My children’s music school recently celebrated its centennial birthday. We had a lot of performances to celebrate it and my children involved in one of them. During one of the performance, their music teacher performed and I took his picture. I just love his expression playing his trumpet.
The TrumpeterI blew, I blew, the trumpet loudly sounding; I blew, I blew, the heart within me bonding; The world was fresh and fair, yet dark with wrong, And men stood forth to conquer at the song– I blew! I blew! I blew! The field is won, the minstrels loud are crying, And all the world is peace, and I am dying. Yet this forgotten life was not in vain; Enough if I alone recall the strain, I blew! I blew! I blew!
-Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)-