Sunday, September 4, 2016
This is the reason why I actively discourage my child from taking up the Violin:
Last week she went to bed almost sobbing.
Was it a scary movie?
A 'no you can not eat an Oreo on the way to bed', tantrum?
None of the above.
We'd stumbled across a U-Tube Reef Conservation advertisement that used the romantic aria from the third act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca and she started to cry.
As the ad vanished, as only ads on U-Tube can, she begged me to find the beautiful music again; "it's Erik's from Happy Feet Two mummy." she sobbed
So I found Pavarotti singing E lucevan le stelle and the tears continued to roll. Such a sensitive little thing. Wonder where she gets that from?
OK so she thinks Puccini is a penguin thing; That's not the point. Village Roadshow Pictures are nurturing an appreciation for the beauty of opera in my eight year old.
I cant see any harm in that at all.
But still she asks about violin lessons and we joke about the potential embarrassment during concerts where her mother is causing a scene sobbing loudly, openly. Probably even beating my fists on the floor wailing; as I do when I watch sad movies or even TV commercials for the RSPCA.
She likes the imagery- it makes her laugh because I really am a sook over some seriously random things, but mostly violins, cellos and opera.