November 10, 2012
There was a girl who lived in a beautiful castle on the sea. She smiled often and played the mandolin for her father every afternoon. When Summer turned to Fall, her father grew very ill and she watched as the man she loved began to wither away. In an attempt to comfort him, she played her mandolin all day long. Her smile shown much less and if at all, only for him. When winter arrived, her father died. She packed away her mandolin and let time steal her smile and her love for music away, just as it stole him.