What do you see #84: Strings and bows

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Image credit; Clay Banks @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows an older man sitting on a bench by a park. There is a trolley bag behind him. He is playing a stringed instrument and has a collection bag by his feet.He didn’t quite know how he’d got here. He had made a wish, and now here he was.
His surroundings were totally unfamiliar, the only things he recognised being his trolley,
basket, bow and handmade instrument.
He sat bemused and confused, wondering what was going to happen next.
After several minutes, it was obvious that nothing was, and the two thick threads, one attached to his trolley, and the other caressing his bow as if encouraging him to play, disappeared.
He smiled and understood.
No more was he a puppet playing someone else’s tune. Now he was free and raising his bow to tenderly stroke the strings of his instrument, the strains of his gentle melody echoed round the park.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to What do you see #84: Strings and bows

  1. Sadje says:

    Very interesting and unusual story line. Thanks for joining in Di

  2. Carol anne says:

    that is beautiful!

  3. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful. I can imagine the melody. Sad but comforting.

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  5. Chris Hall says:

    A magical story, Di 🙂

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