Spanish villagers in Sierra Morena - 1935

from As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, page 124:

When they heard us coming the villagers gathered in the mist and waited for my companion to explain who I was. After he’d done this briefly, as best he could, they gave me a meal of bread and curds. Then, with a muted apology, my guide took the violin from its bag and handed it to me delicately, like a new-born lamb. I was now used to this reception - the ritual gift of food, followed by the offered instrument and the expectant silence. I remember the villagers as they listened, blankets held to their throats... I felt I could have been with some lost tribal remnant of …   more >>
cite as

Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 124. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Sierra Morena


Experience Information

Date/Time 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:52:46 +0100