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Laurie Niles

A Little Tangent

May 18, 2007 at 2:46 PM

One of my smaller students is given to some mental wandering during her lessons.

The other day her eyes rolled up to the colorful pictures on my wall, the fiddle fell to her side and she said,

“I dreamed I was Red Riding Hood.”

“Really?” I said, getting into tangent mode.

“Yes!” she giggled, turning to her mom, who also smiled patiently.

“Well, I hope you didn't run into the big, bad wolf,” I said.

“I DID run into the big, bad wolf!” she said. “He was trying to get me!”

“Oh no!” I said.

“But I played my violin for him, and he stopped,” she said. “I kept playing quieter and quieter, until he fell asleep. Then I tried to run away, but as soon as I stopped playing, he woke up!”

“What did you do?” I asked.

“Well then I tried to sneak away while I was playing, but he still woke up,” she said.

“Did you ever get away from him?”

“NO!” she laughed.

From Karin Lin
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 3:36 PM
That is so cute!
From Sarah Montoro
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 5:18 PM
adorable.. I wonder if she actually dreamed that or made it up?
From Ray Randall
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 5:26 PM
Well, at least she has experience with a violin's "wolf" already and tried to deal with it. LOL
From Laurie Niles
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 7:32 PM
Hah! a 'wolf'!

I'm pretty sure she had the dream, the way she was recounting it!

From Ray Randall
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 9:06 PM
I had a similar dream when I was young, but in my dream after hearing me the big bad wolf said he would leave me alone if I STOPPED playing.
From Neil Cameron
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 9:07 PM
“Did you ever get away from him?”

“NO!” she laughed.

I know the feeling.

Neil

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on May 19, 2007 at 6:16 AM
It's great that she understands the power of the violin at such a young age.
From Roelof Bijkerk
Posted on May 19, 2007 at 6:35 AM
Well, it's clear that the wolf didn't eat her, otherwise she wouldn't have come to the lesson. And, since she never got away from him, it's clear she's in no danger anymore and that music did it's job of "calming the wild beast."
From Roelof Bijkerk
Posted on May 19, 2007 at 6:40 AM
You know what Laura.

I think, from what I've be reading here. the Bostom Symphony needs some help from your student.

But, ofcourse, that's a whole different world. And that will take care of itself.

From Albert Justice
Posted on May 20, 2007 at 2:16 AM
That is cute....
From Peter Kent
Posted on May 20, 2007 at 5:31 AM
I believe SHAR sells a wolf protector for about 7 bucks, or am I dreaming ?
From John Baker
Posted on May 21, 2007 at 4:57 AM
I wonder how much she would gotten if she put out her violin case! Maybe the wolf could have brought donors, then they could have split the take! Maybe as much as Josh Bell? :-)
From Sarah Montoro
Posted on May 21, 2007 at 10:58 PM
lol john...i'v never seen a little kid busker!!

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