Monday, October 4, 2010

Hey Diddle Diddle

The Cat and the Fiddle.

Thomas plays a mournful melody in remembrance of his beloved soulmate who was caught by a string maker only days before. Unable to bear the weight of grief at losing her, the last thing he could do was steal the strings woven from her gut. He now plays to remember her as they can be together in song.

For Dan's layout class using the prompt of a washing machine (the one pictured here is an early 1600s model), a violinist and a chair. It should be noted that Catgut String is a misnomer as the strings were actually made out of cattle, sheep or goat gut. But I prefer the play on words and, being a person who loves cats, found this story more tragic when using the term literally.

1 comment:

  1. Cats are funny creatures like that, I couldn't play an instrument taught with the strings made from my dead friend's innards.

    Well... maybe, if it sounded really, really good. :P