Friday, January 19, 2007

The Day

Cello on Orange

How could
a letter
usher in a day,
deliver a cello
to one very
dining room?

And how
could a child,
afraid of strings
and wood
of just this shape,
now dream of
like this...

Just like this,
a letter
can make
a song.

Thanks again, MG. Today was the first lesson, and she was ecstatic.

Photo by L.L. Barkat.


Blogger Mark Goodyear said...

It's just another reminder that we never know how much the little things can matter to the people we meet.

Great video. I'm so excited that your daughter took this first big step!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Llama Momma said...


12:15 PM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

A lovely cello piece and creativity in doing it! I like Yo-Yo Ma on cello and need to get out the CD I have of him playing Bach.

Nice to hear of your daughter's excitement.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cello Rondo!! That is the coolest thing ever and totally hillarious. I hope your daughter does indeed play exactly like that.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yay! Hope she keeps having fun with it.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's fun to have seen this process from the very beginning . . . the prospect of the lessons, the discouragement, the letter, the motivation, the first lesson! Can't wait to hear how it continues.

Love the rondo.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Shammickite said...

What a wonderful cello video. That man has so many shirts!
(I'm still giggling about you finding my pencil in the haggis.)
I'm so glad she enjoyed the first lesson.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Craver Vii said...

That looks like my cat--two minutes into the video, but I've never noticed the halo before.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Mark Goodyear said...

Craver, I'm allergic to cats, but I liked the halo too.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

Beautiful -the poem, the letter and the music. Made my day!

My husband wants to know:how many cellos would it take to perform "A Cello Rondo" live?

11:43 AM  
Blogger Inihtar said...

So are you planning on joining your daughter in cello lessons? After watching that video, I'm considering them!!

1:27 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Mark & Craver...I have a halo like that.
And this is why, Inihtar, I won't be playing the cello. See, the one with the halo gets to listen.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Lady Jane Grey said...


How's it going?

8:30 PM  

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