The curtain rises. A solitary cello sits center stage, warm wood glowing with light from the depths of its elegant body. We rustle and murmur, then gradually quieten.

The beloved master enters, seats himself, begins to play.

Sound pours over us like liquid sunlight, like molten gold. Our collective gasp mingles with the music. We suddenly see bright destinies, the deep meaning of our forgotten lives. At the finale, we rise in a wave of joyous applause – forgiven and free, reborn.

The curtain lowers. We breathe again.

Will we accept this numinous invitation?
Can we finally, truly change our lives?

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10 months ago

The cello with its “warm wood glowing with light” and the sound pouring “like liquid sunlight” create a paean to music’s beauty and healing power, if we accept it. A unique perspective on the prompt. 

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
10 months ago

Julie, this story is so beautifully descriptive. I could picture myself in the audience, mesmerised by the music. I love the message of hope it brings.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
10 months ago

Another lovely combination of your written word with the music that you love. And I learnt a new word too. Numinous is one I haven’t come across before. Good job.

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Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
10 months ago

The phrase that jumps to mind is “hearing the light”

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
10 months ago

Oh, Julie, the power of music! Isn’t it strange and wonderful that the vibrations of an instrument or a voice, traveling through the air, can give rise to feelings so strong and deep? On the other hand, I think you have to be a qualified musician to experience what you did when you listened to Yo-Yo Ma. Great writing!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
10 months ago

Hello, Julie. Your story with music is very beautiful and effective. I can feel the melody of the music within my inner self as I am reading your story. I feel like I am there as an audience. Nice job. 

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
10 months ago

Congratulations Julie, this is a super story. I do love it when you bring music into your stories.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
10 months ago

Congratulations, Julie! You did a great job, lifting our spirits with this exquisite and inspiring story..

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
10 months ago

Congratulations Julie! A well paced story.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
10 months ago

Congratulations on your win, Julie. You did a great job.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
10 months ago

Congratulations Julie. Your descriptions are mesmerising.

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