The Spirit LastsTuesday, March 08, 2016
I could convince the gullible that my Basque grandfather Don Tirso de Irureta Goyena who practiced law in Manila in the beginning of the 20th century was an amateur photographer. I could further convince the gullible that Don Tirso had a fondness for musicians and in particular violinists. I could state here that he photographed this young violinist in his home studio on M.H. Del Pilar Street in Manila.
Or I could tell you that these pictures bring to mind Emily Dickinson’s famous poem on the violin.
I decided on the latter ploy and so Googled “violin, Emily Dickinson”. To my surprise this was the first hit.