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Spamming you today... ^^

Before one of my best friends died at the end of February, she had been gifted a lap harp by her children, to accompany her while she spent her last weeks at the hospice.

After she'd passed on, one of her daughters received the harp, because she wanted to try her hand at it.

Last weekend, it was gifted to me, because she realized that the harp wasn't for her.

I confess that I've wanted a lap harp for a long time, and I would have much preferred to have my friend, rather than the harp. But since the harp has been passed on to me, I will treasure it and do my very best to learn how to play it - despite my arthritic fingers. The harp and I have already become aquainted a bit, and I'll be tuning her later today and working on the first finger exercises.



Doesn't have a name yet, but that will come... ^^

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Harp1

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yanagi_wa
Jun. 29th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
Very pretty.

Much better to have the friend, I know, but still. Something she touched and treasured.
ravensilver
Jun. 29th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I miss her terribly. But I am very glad that I was deemed worthy of carrying that part of her heritage.
kracken
Jun. 29th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
So beautiful and such a lovely gift out of sadness. *HUgs*
ravensilver
Jun. 29th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's such a lovely instrument and I very much look forward to learning her voice... :)
amarissia
Jun. 29th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
Omigod, it is gorgeous! I used to have one a lot like it...I left it behind with my church friends when I loved from California, but I hope to get back to it one day. Never really got the hang of playing it, though...
ravensilver
Jun. 29th, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
It feels terribly fragile to me. I'm used to more robust instruments (piano). ^^ I've always wanted to have one. So to be gifted this one makes it very, very special indeed.

We'll see what my fingers have to say to playing it... :) If I ever get the hang of it, I'll let you know. :)
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