November 12, 2004

A bitter sweet tune

MGA recently unearthed a family heirloom. A mandolin which his father bought years ago, and which MGA has few memories of his father ever playing.

Why did Dad buy it? Was there some memory of family and laughter and music? Did just having it provide some sense of warmth and remembrance of days gone by and people no longer around? If that is why, then the mandolin still serves itís true purpose to me, not as an instrument of music but as an instrument of memory linking that which is past and gone from me...
Posted by jackhodgson at November 12, 2004 08:55 AM