PHOTO PROMPT © Amanda Forestwood
“Oh look!” sighed Melinda. “The beautiful music I could play!”
The violin’s owner approached. “I overheard your comments.” He adjusted his instrument and drew his bow across the strings. Exquisite notes sang out.
“There, see, Mama? I KNEW it would be wonderful!”
The violinist handed the instrument to Melinda. “Try it.”
Melinda adjusted the violin. Expecting to hear beauty, she drew the bow across the strings and heard dull, squeaking, off-pitch sounds instead. Tears welled up.
“The instrument needs an experienced musician to draw out its music. Someday, if you practice faithfully, the violin will sing for you, too.”