January 14, 2013 at 11:25 AMAnother curious thing happened during the time since I last wrote in October: I fell in love. I know, I'd already previously committed to another, but I guess deep down, I knew I hadn't yet found what I was looking for, and my heart went searching elsewhere for what was lacking in our relationship. Years went by with no luck, yet I continued with compelling persistence. But you can't rush fate, and when the moment is right, you'll meet the One, and there won't be any question about it.
And on 12-12-12, that is exactly what happened. We met in Philadelphia, and it was love at first sound. A 1927 Sannino, he had all the qualities I was looking for, and then some: a crisp and projecting, yet deep and woody thick tone, sensitive responsiveness, great clarity and ease of playing--and something else I can't quite put my finger on, except to call it Magic. As the days passed while I considered our long-term commitment, he and I fell deeper and deeper in love. Our playing chemistry was out of this world; we were already on the same page on so many levels! My throat opened as if to speak, and he stole the words right from my mouth.
But what do you do when you meet the violin of your dreams and he's out of your league? Well, you cry, you pray, you try one thing and then another before you consider dark, criminal behavior, and then, with a little help from loved ones, your dreams come true, and you bring him home.
I own a new violin--or rather, it owns me! January opens a new door, and the possibilities that lay beyond seem endless.
Sounds like "owning" a cat... are violins somehow feline? They are certainly mysterious enough...
Randy, I've been playing restless for years now, but I ditched the chin rest a couple of months ago. I don't know, I may go back to it, but it's been pretty enjoyable.
Congrats - and don't worry, my heart is sworn to another...
If our violins could meet I wonder what they would say?
Emily; So when will we hear a sound clip?
Royce, we will be recording soon, and I will share--maybe not publicly, but ask me again later... :)
You bet I would!!!
I'm not above chiding anyone for anything, if I think I know them well enough to believe they can handle it. :-)
Like Tom said, nothing like a good love story with a happy ending.
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