What would a violinist (professional or otherwise) do with their violin if they were leaving one place (in a car) and wanted to stop somewhere on the way home, like at a restaurant, the gym or the grocery store? Let's say the weather/temperature isn't an issue, so the car trunk is neither too warm nor too cold. Would they (or you) always bring the violin with them? Would they leave the violin in the trunk for two hours if the neighborhood were safe, and they didn't feel like clunking around in a restaurant?
I'm intensely curious about the relationship a dedicated violinist must have with his/her instrument, particularly if it is antique and/or costly. Do some violinists get obsessive about having it nearby, or is it something you just get used to at some point, like owning a Ferrari? (Because I myself am very comfortable with my Ferrari. The red one, that is. The other one I won't drive in the city. No way.)
Thanks for considering this rather eccentric question.
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