My Own Cello



Dear Diary,
Another day goes by and my heart still yearns for the tender touch of acceptance. I heard its sorrowful sound and was powerless to sooth its cry. I was called upon its dark nature to immerse my senses in its passionate expression, yet, a tone of powerful calm held my faculties with blissful attention.

Today I almost touched it. I nearly held a cello in my arms, but I was afraid to disturb its perfect image in my mind with a note of reality that might have destroyed our unspoken mutual expectations. The grand cello I love plays for me with perfect clarity and I listen, I appreciate, I dream.

I long to wield an instrument that could sing through mournful sounds with peaceful and reassuring notes that become a pleasant melody. I want to be the one who brings an unexpected baritone hero out of the background of a bass ensemble that is mostly unnoticed, but instead, I listen, I appreciate, I dream.

Tomorrow perhaps, I will have the courage to approach it, to introduce myself, to surrender my fears in its unconditional acceptance of my desires; but in turn, I will have to detach myself from the perfect balance between its current master and their melodic relationship that captivates my attention.

Today, today I long for my own cello.


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Daily Prompt:

Strike a Chord
Do you play an instrument? Is there a musical instrument whose sound you find particularly pleasing? Tell us a story about your experience or relationship with an instrument of your choice.


15 thoughts on “My Own Cello

  1. The cello is a pretty interesting instrument. I play violin, and I felt much like you do before I eventually just picked one up. I haven’t looked back since. I’m not saying I’m the best…but it is fun to have. πŸ™‚

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    • Not only do I love the sound, but I have this platonic love affair with the instrument itself. lol
      It has a haunting tone that just. . . .completes me, I guess. The bad part about my love for the cello is that I don’t have the fingers for it. My pinky finger bends in towards the other fingers and it is incapable of holding strings. I’ve tried. Oh well! All good though. it takes a commitment to learn and be good that I also lack. I prefer to listen.

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    • Thank you, I was floored by that performance because it was the first time I heard contemporary music with a concert arrangement. Yes, i guess I’m a little sheltered. lol I envy you guys that can play string music instruments, It is an incredible skill to have under you’re belt. Thank you for visiting and for your awesome words of encouragement.

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    • Well, I give up on trying to learn and now I’m just listening contently. I don’t know how to read music, it just seems like Chinese to me. LOL I’ve tried many times to learn it but nope, it’s fruitless.

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      • I’ve been going to rehearsals for the upcoming play Annie Get You Gun, here in my hometown. And they give us music sheets with the lyrics and I’m supposed to keep up with the conversations that name measures and flats and B minors or whatever, oh my gosh I’m totally lost.


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