Day 7~ June 7th~ Xinjiang

the boy and his music

In this life the lucky ones are those who find out what it is they love…

What a great settlement it is to know what makes you do your best, what passion drives you to give the most out of yourself, what your art is. Some people know that and they live in a state that is immediately identifiable. It is the quiet state of knowing that what makes your heart skip a beat and what gives you peace is within your reach because you have identified it. For this boy in the streets of Kashgar it was a home-made musical instrument. He loved it. His mother told me proudly how good he was able to play it and how many hours he did just that. He is one of the lucky ones.

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  1. Just letting you know that I featured your blog and this post.

  2. Wonderful photo and story, Mimo – people will always find a way to make music 🙂

  3. Although there are so many kinds of it, music is a great bridge between cultures … but not as good as smiles!

  4. It’s difficult to describe sound, but I wonder what that music sounds like…

  5. So much to say, but nothing comes out. I guess that’s the amazing thing about your piece here. It broadens your thinking.

  6. Hi,
    I love the way you have taken this photo, very nice. 🙂

  7. Great story behind this lovely photograph.. very effective angle Mimo..

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