You know what music is?
God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe;
harmonic connection between all living beings,
every where, even the stars.
– Robin Williams in August Rush
There are so many beautiful quotes about the power of music in our lives. This one, to me, fits Gabrielle, because it embraces not only music but also because as her mom says, “Gabrielle has always felt passionate that she wants to serve and help people in some capacity.” Gabrielle makes the harmonic connections with her flute and also her heart.
And, so it is also very fitting that Gabrielle’s flute came along for her senior portraits and that this is her favorite image from our session.
It has been so fun to see the amazing success Gabrielle and the SHS Marching Band and Wind Ensemble have had this year as well. I literally smile as I see the accolades and think, “Hey, I know that girl.” Gabrielle will be attending Oregon State University in the fall, majoring in psychology and minoring in music. Best part? She plans to continue playing in a concert/wind ensemble. OSU is so lucky to have her.
Gabrielle’s favorite inspirational quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13