Sunday, March 21, 2010

This Young Lady Needs A New Cello, Stat

I read a great article in the Globe today, “Variations on a theme of love” by David Filipov. Take a moment to read it; it’s a touching and inspirational piece.

I was sitting comfortably on the Island Home as I read it. The bright sun was sparkling on the waters of Vineyard Sound as we motored homeward, and I didn’t have a care in the world. When I finished the article, I turned to my wife, and at first I couldn’t utter a word. She took one look at my face and was instantly concerned. “What’s the matter?” she said. All I could reply was “I want to buy this girl a cello.”

Actually, I’d like to do more than that. I’d like to donate something to the family, and get some of you to do so as well; I’m just not sure how to do it. I’m going to start by emailing the author, his address is at the end of the article, and I’ll pass along any information that I get.

I don’t know much about cellos, either, but I found one that looks pretty decent here on Amazon. It comes with a hard case that has backpack straps, and it’s very reasonable, I just don’t know if it’s any good. Any cello experts out there? Let’s do this.

Update - A Cello For Michayla!


Kirsten said...

Thanks for the blog entry. I had similar feelings after reading the story and was glad to see your post as well as Dan's purchase. I was easily able to send money through Pay Pal but think it's a shame that the story has moved off the front page of - wondering now how to regenerate attention to the piece.

berryjooks said...

Hi Kirsten,

Yeah, I noticed it's hard to find already. Maybe Mr. Filipov could help us with that.

It seems to be one of those stories that you send on after reading, so we should all try to get the link out there as much as possible. Twitter, Facebook, Digg. I think it might grow legs pretty quickly.