{Day 32}

I used to be a pianist.  Growing up I sat on the hard bench for hours each day.  The pads of each fingertip pressing into the ebony and pearl like bars.  Just like a bar of gold holds worth so these bars hold worth of another kind.  Each reverberating tone is a voice.  My ears delight to hear the keys sing and praise as my fingers dance over them.  I’m transported to another world.  Loveliness that only comes from being pressed yet not broken.  We are all pressed at times.  Pushed and even pounded.  If we are willing it can produce a melody so beautiful that tears are the only perfect words for the soul.  An outpouring of praise.  A building crescendo that is a beauty so pristine yet it can only come through being touched.  Sometimes through pain.  Each persons life is one of those keys.  A voice.  Being played by the Master Composer.  The voices of the orphans have reached my ears and sent a trilling note of plea to my soul.  Will you join your voice with theirs?  Will you be touched today by their plight and give?

{Photos by:  Jenn Lynn Images}

{Styling by:  Glenna Fashions}

6 Responses to {Day 32}

  1. ~AnneGirl~ June 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    This is a beautiful, touching piece of writing, Elaini. God bless you as you help the helpless.

    • misselaini June 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

      Anne Girl, thank you. I am grateful that my simple words have touched you.

  2. Rachel Palm June 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    I am a pianist too. You have put into words what I often have tried to express to others, or thought quietly to myself while I played. It is a wonderful thing to play, is it not? To be confronted with all that beauty, order, and truth is sometimes painful, but we keep doing it because life loses some of its color when we do not play. I always feel God is smiling when I play. Why would I want to stop?
    I am praying for you as you continue this project. It is a wonderful idea, and I know God will help you to accomplish what you have set out to do. God Bless You, Elaini.

    • misselaini June 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

      It is an incredible thing to be able to play the piano. I too feel God’s pleasure when I play. 🙂 Thank you for your support. This is by no means my original idea (the uniform project was) and I am grateful to be following in Sheena’s footsteps.

  3. Jo Kautt July 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    CUTE!– AGAIN! 🙂

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