Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blog Hop #54 - Picture Prompt

This week's picture prompt is hosted by Jenn at Wine-n-Chat for The Writer's Post blog hop

I guess as this is a photo prompt, I can interpret this any way I want. 

And the first thing that came to mind was ...

"If music be the food of love, play on" by William Shakespeare in his book "The Twelfth Night". These words are ingrained in my brain - we had to study this book in school.

And from that the word "quotes" kept flashing in my mind so here they are ....

Keys to life 
Life is like a piano, what you get out of it depends on how you play it.  ~ Tom Lehrer

              That is so true. Life is what we make it. The choices we make are the paths we carve.
              On a personal note with the piano ...
              I tried to learn it when I was about 6 but never took to it - I played it really badly.                       
              Reading notes was like trying to decipher Latin and Greek blindfolded. Besides which I
              wanted to play all the nifty pop songs my brother played on his guitar, not the classical 
              stuff! But I regret giving it up and wish I had persevered. Trying to learn the keyboard
              now on my own, but I think I might have to join a class.

Sometimes we drop the keys ...
It still brings me up short to walk by somebody who appears to be talking to themselves 
~ Rob Newhart          

              I can so relate to this. 
              Sometimes I hear a hello right behind me or next to me and then I feel pretty
              foolish for saying hello back. At least if they had the phone in their hands you'd know
              they were conversing with someone.

A different key is needed each day. Today I thought of this one from an incident at work.
Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

               This is something I have learned first hand particularly in difficult situations. 
               A smile definitely diffuses tension. And conversely prevents tension too.

Somebody said once or wrote once: We are all of us children in a vast kindergarten trying to spell God's name with the wrong alphabet blocks! ~ Tennessee Williams, Suddenly Last Summer

                But eventually I hope someone will hand us the right blocks!
                Or in the context of this post ... the right keys.

Sending you all a virtual smile. Enjoy life.

Warm Regards


  1. Thanks, Suzy, for such a contemplative post today. Loved the quotes you chose and your thoughts about them.

    1. Thanks Kate for your nice comment and for dropping by. All the posts I've read so far have been great.

  2. I can so relate to the piano lack of skill thing. I had a good friend who played beautifully and her mother did, as well. I loved listening and watching, but when I tried with all heart to learn, I was just not good. Just not good at all.

    Nice take on the photo prompt.

    1. Thanks Jo. The piano is so soothing. I wish I had not given up so easily but I guess at age 6 classical music was just a bit too much to handle.

  3. Suzy-- I LOVED THIS!! Wow. Okay- so the quote by Anthony J D'Angelo above--that is so profound, and so true!! Great thoughts on these quotes too ;)

    Cheers, Jenn

    1. Thanks Jenn. I smile a lot these days - truly helps get over hurdles easily. And a smile generates a smile (most times anyway). :)

  4. Loved the connection you made to the images in the photo...Very thought provoking! Loved the quotes too!

    1. Thanks Jessica. Glad you liked my post and thanks for dropping by.

  5. I love how you did this--very creative!!!
    And that quote from Anthony is so true!!!!
    I am behind :-) hopefully it will be up by tonight :-)

    1. Thanks Journey of Life. Glad you liked it and I look forward to reading your post.

    2. Finally .. it is up :-)

  6. What a great interpretation of the pictures. I just loved it!

    1. Thanks Susan. Glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

  7. I enjoyed reading all the quotes and your take on each! Brilliant take on the subject of keys!!


    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you enjoyed my post.

  8. Love how you analyzed the quotes and related them to your own life (English major in me talking). Great blog post!

    1. Thanks Jennifer. I love quotes and try to weave them into my posts. Thanks so much for dropping by.

  9. I simply enjoyed your analysis of the quotes and their interpretation :)


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