Form versus Function
I am not quite sure where I stand when balancing form with function in my home.
A couple of months back, when I bought a veena, it seemed I had decidedly plumped for ornamentation over practicality:
I cannot play the instrument and have left it a little late to learn.
The appeal was purely visual.
But my friend Robin kept fingering the veena’s strings,
and yesterday embarked on a course of classes.
Now I find my enjoyment of the veena is considerably enhanced by hearing someone play it.
A modest perfection of both form and function: