Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You Do The Maths

Image by Björn Rudberg at http://brudberg.wordpress.com
The last time I saw my father he was in a reminiscent mood. 

“My time is nearly up.  If I find myself in heaven I hope it will be in the company of Solly Goldstein and his band.  I owe them eternal gratitude”.

“Who’s Solly Goldstein?”

“Solly played at the Ballina RSL.  The best guitar player I have heard. Your mother and I went to his Beatles Tribute show in February the year you were born.”

“So?”

“Music heard in the company of a loved one stays with you forever.  Plus you were born in November.  You do the maths.”


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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100


If it's a Beatles/George Harrison/Guitar theme then I leave you with this clip

24 comments :

  1. Ah.. yes the math... the math... in Sweden there is a big peak born around March 20... (Midsummer is a big holiday here)... and yes music evokes memories more than anything.

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    1. It all adds up :-) Thanks for your comments Björn

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  2. Nicely done. I wonder if the off-spring really wanted to know that. :)

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    1. Ha! Ha! TMI. Parents should be allowed to gross out their progeny once in a while :-)
      Thanks for reading Sandra.

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  3. Yes, I can just here our girls saying, "Ewww, too much information!" Fun, Subroto.

    janet

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    1. It is seriously 'ewww' but that's why I put it :-)
      Thanks for liking it Janet.

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  4. A serious case of over sharing! That said, I love the story!

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    1. Thank you I am glad you liked it and the TMI it provided :-)

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  5. Haha - seems like the son's getting a few home truths whether he likes it or not! My only question would be over the word "met" in the first line. It feels a bit as though they are estranged, whereas I assume you just meant them to be living apart because the narrator is older. Maybe "saw" would work better? Or "spoke to", although I like the idea they are together

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    1. Thank you for that detailed feedback, I think that does make sense when you put it that way. It is a subtle change but I've substituted 'met' with 'saw'.

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  6. Dear Subroto,

    It seems we were on a similar wavelength this week. For some reason the photo prompt screamed "George Harrison" to me.

    Well done, enjoyable story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Well it's hard to leave out George Harrison, even though Eric Clapton came in close :-)
      Thanks for your comments Rochelle.

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  7. There are moments we just seem to remember forever. Solly=conception. Does this make him a musical God? I really enjoyed this Subroto.

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    1. Plenty of musical Gods around. Thanks for your comments Dana, I am glad you liked it.

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  8. TMI !! haha gross. it was a sweet story though :) :)

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    1. TMI is right, sometimes parents do that. Glad you liked it.

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  9. Sweet, and funny with the TMI :) Enjoyable tiny tale, thank you :)

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    1. Thank you Joanna. I am glad you enjoyed reading it.

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  10. As a parent who has grossed out her own offspring when feeling a bit evil I loved this!

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    1. Sometimes grossing out is a requirement of the job. Thank you 'evil' parent, Dawn, I am glad you liked it.

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  11. I like this, even though the offspring probably thinks it's a bit too much information. Does them good once in a while to remind them that they didn't invent everything!!!
    Well done
    Dee

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    1. Thanks for reading Dee. You are absolutely correct, they need a reminder every once in a while .

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  12. Lovely sentiments expressed by the father - music shared is so much more meaningful.

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I am glad you liked it.

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