Life’s melody starts with a cry. Notes of laughter follow, and the song of words. Tripping along the scale of friendship, and love with staccato accents of hurt, tears, and anger. Through the interlude of classes and learning, with a brief interlude of adulthood before the movement of family. The beat never falters, laughter and the counterpoint of tears. The music swells in a great crescendo, joining in harmony with others. One, two, three children swell the music, filling the chorus with a beat of laughter, and tears as counterpoint. The fanfare of falsetto heralds weddings as your melody is left in duet with your partner. The flourish of grandchildren, the sweetest grace notes to the melody of your life, a signal of the final movement. A decrescendo to a time of peace, returning to the purity of the original, simple melody, ending with one beautiful sustained note.
April E. Sutton, Friday, September 2, 2016