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!