Friday, December 23, 2011

Violino Piccolo

The young busker in Rundle Mall.  22 December 2011.

Amidst the energy and excitement of holiday shopping at Rundle Mall yesterday, I came across this young boy busking in the middle of this unique street.  Exhausted from the shopping rush, I walked towards him to listen to what he was playing and perhaps, to sit on the wooden bench nearby to relax.  As I got closer to him, I heard the melody of the carol entitled Mary's Boy Child...

James playing a Christmas carol.  Rundle St., Adelaide City, South Australia

Despite the jubilant theme of the song, I could see the sadness in his eyes.

Shoppers went past him; while most of them didn't, some of them tossed coins into his violin case lying open down the brick-covered lane.  There was a note saying, "Hope you like my playing. -James."

Whether it's for passion or just purely for financial gain, nobody knows it except James.

After taking this photograph, I grabbed a note from my wallet and handed it to him, he stopped fiddling and took it.

He said, "Thank you..." and he smiled.

"Merry Christmas, James!"  Then I left. 



Sardonyx said...

ang cute naman but he looks so sad bakit kaya???

I should be taking photos of my son playing his violin ;-) di ko pa siya nakukunan ng picture hahaha

bertN said...

Merry Christmas to you and James!

BlogusVox said...

Merry Christmas to all pinoys down under, especially you, doc!!

Anonymous said...

such a handsome boy with so much sadness in his eyes.

Anonymous said...

.. hope he becomes a great violinist someday. happy new year, doc. :)

Anonymous said...

i remember my days with amanda (my violin) hayyyyy! it only took me 4 months and learned the basics but that's just it... for now.

but someday, i still hope to be like this kid playing his strings well.