912, 2015

The Swan

By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Colin is playing Camille Saint-Saens’ The Swan at his cello recital on Saturday.  It is a gorgeous piece of music, and he plays it well.  His tuning is excellent, vibrato controlled, and he plays with emotion, just like his teacher.  I love to accompany him.  But as we were practicing tonight, I wondered what it will be like to hear him play The Swan in 30 years.  He will be 42, one year older than I am now.  I cannot even begin to imagine where life will have taken him, the triumphs and tragedies that he will have walked through, the lessons that life will have thrust upon him.  And from this place, of having experienced both deep joy and pain, loss of innocence, knowing himself more fully, and hopefully knowing God more fully, what depth of emotion will he bring to the bow on the string? […]