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Thought I'd share this because sometimes don't know who may be listening to your music. My partner was stopped by a neighbor in the condo complex we are temporarily living in with a couple of questions about our condo. During the conversation he asked her if she was Native American. Turns out that she is and she just moved her mother here to Ohio from Pueblo, New Mexico. She said that her mother likes to sit in the front room of their condo so that she can hear the flute music from a few doors down. I'm humbled by this, because I didn't really think that anyone every paid any attention when I played. I sometimes sit in the garage with the door open and play my flutes, but try to keep it soft so as not to bother folks. I guess you never know who might be listening. It's funny because you don't generally hear flute music in Ohio and I don't know of any other local players. Stephen.


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Isn't it wonderful when things like that happen? The strange thing is, I don't think I've had anyone ever complain about my music regardless if it's by
accident or not. It's great that you were able to give that woman a taste of home. God's blessings to you, my friend, and may you have many more
experiences like this in your future.

Ginger


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Native folks who are living away from cultural connections, like to have any reminders of their culture. We are all tribal, in the end, and cultural things are comforting to us, no matter what our culture, might be.

As to other local players, you would be surprised, to find how many flutes are in houses in your area, you don't know about, that are not being played, because the owners have never learned to play them.

I have yet to have a class, that didn't have someone who already has a flute, but has never learned to play. The need for teachers, to teach others, how to play, is greater than you might know.

There are always more Native heritage folks out there, than you might know, as well. Sometimes they are simply less obvious, because there is no concentration of them, in any one spot.


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QUOTE(Northern Lights @ Sep 22 2017, 03:40 PM) *
Thought I'd share this because sometimes don't know who may be listening to your music. My partner was stopped by a neighbor in the condo complex we are temporarily living in with a couple of questions about our condo. During the conversation he asked her if she was Native American. Turns out that she is and she just moved her mother here to Ohio from Pueblo, New Mexico. She said that her mother likes to sit in the front room of their condo so that she can hear the flute music from a few doors down. I'm humbled by this, because I didn't really think that anyone every paid any attention when I played. I sometimes sit in the garage with the door open and play my flutes, but try to keep it soft so as not to bother folks. I guess you never know who might be listening. It's funny because you don't generally hear flute music in Ohio and I don't know of any other local players. Stephen.


I'll bet she would love for you to visit her and take your flutes. She might even enjoy playing one! I'll bet that would be very comforting to her.

Just a thought . . . rolleyes.gif


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QUOTE(tootieflutie58 @ Sep 23 2017, 04:47 AM) *
I'll bet she would love for you to visit her and take your flutes. She might even enjoy playing one! I'll bet that would be very comforting to her.

Just a thought . . . rolleyes.gif


What a wonderful idea!

Ginger


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