Aged four years, one month and 12 days, Esmé is accompanied by her daddy, Marcus, to her first Violin lesson. Both her mummy and daddy hope that Esmé will develop a love and appreciation of classical music as they both did at her very young age.
Playing the violin will also instil in Esmé a sense of conscientiousness, dexterity and responsibility. All admirable qualities for a four year old little girl, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Esmé likes to play violin because her case is pink with lots of little red flowers on it, and her teacher Agatha (or Aggy as she prefers to be called) is kind and smells of hot cinnamon. This evocative smell reminds Esmé of Saturday mornings when she queues patiently with her daddy in the Boulangerie for their reserved pain de champagne, portion of foie gras and a small but delightful marquise au chocolat, which Esme is allowed to eat all to herself.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Posted by Herge Smith at 2:15 pm