#WDYS — The Old Man and His Erhu

The old man sat on his stool in the park, a blank expression on his face. He was playing his erhu, a Chinese two-stringed fiddle, and was hoping that passersby might stop to listen to his music and drop some money in his sack.

But passersby on this day were few and far between, and those who did stop for a moment quickly walked away because the music that he played was as expressionless as the empty look on his face.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: Clay Banks @ Unsplash.

7 thoughts on “#WDYS — The Old Man and His Erhu

  1. Marilyn Armstrong June 6, 2021 / 11:17 am

    Some of these really old instruments need some training to understand what one is listening for.

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  2. newepicauthor June 6, 2021 / 11:48 am

    The erhu sounds like an interesting instrument, but there is so much variation in music, that it is hard to capture everyone’s attention.

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  3. Sadje June 6, 2021 / 11:58 am

    I feel for the old man! No one to appreciate his music. Thanks Fandango for joining in

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  4. Marleen June 7, 2021 / 7:13 am

    All the children who perk him up, enjoying his music, were at the shoe (with the old woman).

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