My flute colleague gave a wonderful performance of the Franck Sonata tonight in Boston, and it brought back so many emotions from a year ago. On May 10th, I played the same sonata in memory of my friend Louie, who had passed away the week before. She is ever-present in my thoughts, but tonight particularly so. Music, especially when it’s as beautiful as the Franck, has the power to bring me back to an exact moment in time, and tonight was a painful yet healing experience.
I was too upset to share these after Louie died, but now that a year has passed, I’m incredibly grateful that we spent an evening together taking these photos in March 2012. When I look through the images, it feels like she’s still here. I see joy and light and beauty and soul. Together, music and photography keep Louie alive, and although I miss her so much, I’m glad I have two beautiful ways to remember her.
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