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An unexpected gift

bjorn-rudberg

© Björn Rudberg

For days, sorrow covered her heart like a dark cloud. She never expected it to break, snapping like a feeble twig. Her wooden cello was all she had left from her beloved grandfather. He was the one who had taught her to play and to allow music to soothe her soul. She felt closer to him whenever she plucked those strings.

But now it was gone and with it she feared his memory would also fade.

At church that night she longed for solace. But instead she found something more: a new cello, waiting for her to play a melody.

 

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10 thoughts on “An unexpected gift

  1. Such a delightful turn. Thanks!

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  2. Nicely done & uplifting 🙂

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  3. A touching story. I could imagine the heartache of losing the cello and the joy of the new cello, albeit not from her grandfather. A very real story.
    xx Rowena

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  4. michael1148humphris on said:

    I am glad she the new cello.

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  5. Maybe it’s not really the instrument but the music that is the true memory.

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  6. Nicely done. Grandparent was were my thoughts went at first, glad I changed my mind and you have us an excellent story.

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  7. Hope springs eternal. Lovely, positive end – life after grief

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  8. A nice turn at the end.

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  9. A refreshing change.

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