There’s music in the heart

PHOTO PROMPT ©David Stewart

They met every Friday evening in the Park’s Gazebo.

They have been playing music together for 55 years. Their music was keeping them together and alive.

They played their instruments like there was no tomorrow.

“I think I may have been out of tune today”, said the violinist.

“You were perfect. We all sounded perfect together”, said the cellist.

The Cellist entered his assisted living facility. He told the nurse purposefully walking towards him,

“We made beautiful music today, as always! The violinist was especially exquisite”.

She smiled indulgently. She didn’t have the heart to tell him that he forgot his hearing aid, again.

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The above 100 word story is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week. Photo prompt ©David Stewart

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57 responses to “There’s music in the heart

  1. Funny but pathetic in equal measure. Good piece.

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  2. Aw, how sweet! Really adorable story.

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  3. Ha! It’s really good up until that last line, when it becomes fantastic. Great work.

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  4. That last line is very sweet!
    Wonderful writting

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  5. If one has to have dementia, this is the way to have it. Hearing, enjoying, and playing music even if it’s not really there. Well done.

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  6. I think that was just sweet… somehow i imagine the caretaker having ear-plugs though

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  7. Ah-haha! This is fantastic… the last line really made the whole story 🙂

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  8. Lovely story with just a twinge of melancholy right at the end… Time comes for us all, so enjoy your illusions while you can. 🙂

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  9. I lik your title. As long as th music in the heart still sounds good that’s all we have to worry about. Nice story.

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  10. Dear Asunami,

    Sweet, sad and funny, all at the same time.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  11. Lovely story. I’m glad their music is helping to keep them alive and together. Great last line!

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  12. I can’t really come up with something else to say… wonderful, and a funny/sad twist in the end.

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  13. Michael B. Fishman

    I loved your story. “We made beautiful music today” = maybe words that we should all try and live by. The last line made me smile but I think the story is maybe better without it.

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    • Thanks for that feedback Michael. Your perspective on the last line is different than most of the other comments and I appreciate it more for that because you have me thinking what else could I have written instead. 🙂

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  14. This is really sweet! I love the last line. 🙂

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  15. a story that warms the heart. nice job.

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  16. But he still managed to play, huh?

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  17. That’s so nice. Not sure I’d want to be in the audience though!

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  18. Maybe he didn’t actually forget it!

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  19. The beauty of music is in its enjoyment. Loved This.

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  20. I love when a story ends with a bang (so to speak)! So lovely.

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  21. LOLOLOLOLOL and all this sort of things 😀

    Tay.

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  22. That’s such a cute story. I sing in a choir, in which some of the members are in their eighties. Occasionally they forget to wear their hearing aids, but that means they can’t hear themselves singing, and that’s not always good news!

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  23. I’m sure he still feels the music even if he can’t hear it.

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  24. Belly Chuckle! However, there are some community groups that ‘without hearing aid’ would be the way to go!

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  25. Lovely story about the challenges of aging!

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  26. Beautiful story and, sadly, a funny one as well.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  27. I find this so beautiful, he listened with his heart.

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  28. I found this beautiful, ansunami. It’s a delightful look at the elderly and their problems and also provokes a smile. I’m not far from that age bracket myself! The last sentence is perfect. 🙂

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  29. Ah, the power of music, keeping them going. Great last line 🙂

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  30. Sad with a touch of humor. It’s a testament to aging. Well done ….!!!!

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