Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sad and gloomy

My cello case fell against my cello, dislodging both the bridge and the soundpost. No serious damage, but I can't play my cello until I take it in to be repaired. It's a long drive and I don't have time to do it right now because of my work schedule. I do have my old cello, but I am feeling gloomy nevertheless.

12 comments:

Cellogal said...

That;s ashame! I dropped my cello last year... and the bridge collapsed and the sound post! All very scary!Sounds like your's is ok!

: ) At least you've got the old cello - although it's never quite the same! Hope your baby gets fixed soon!

yarnplayer said...

Good luck with getting your cello repaired!

CelloGirl said...

Sorry to hear that. I'd be sad and gloomy too but at least your old one can keep you company until it gets fixed :)

Maricello said...

Thanks for your thoughts! You make me feel a little less sad and gloomy. :-)

CelloGeek said...

sorry to hear about your cello - hope you get the time to get it fixed soon!

cellodonna said...

ouch! ... I'm so sorry. I guess that's an example of irony: The very object that was supposed to protect your cello ended up causing the problem. Fortunately it's very fixable, and you have another cello you can use in the meantime. Why are luthiers always so far away? Why can't there be a "corner luthier"?

Maricello said...

Thanks CellogGeek and CelloDonna. I still haven't had a minute free. There are several luthiers in town, just not a cello luthier. I am considering going to one about an hour away vs. 1.5 to 2 hours to Boston, but haven't decided yet.

Interesting what you wrote about the protection role of the case, Donna. What actually happened was that I was trying to put my two cellos away at the same time. The old cello and its bulky hard foam case fell on the new cello. Perhaps in a fit of jealousy. :-) My old cello had sound a wonderful resonant sound--until I found my new cello!

Bunny said...

Hi:

So sorry about your cello.
I know that you love it. I love the picture of the cello at the beach.

H&S
Doris

Laura said...

This is very sad. I hope you can get it repaired soon. We want to play FEI music! Will you use your old one, Marilyn?

Once the repair is done, you will be happy again! I promise!

Laura

Maricello said...

Hi Doris and Laura! Gosh, I have always thought you two would like each other. How nice that you would sort of meet in my comment corner. (Doris plays fiddle; Laura plays violin.)

I still haven't done anything about the cello. I spent most of the day today going to the dentist and recovering from that ordeal. I'd rather have dealt with the cello!

See you tonight, Laura, with the old cello. See you sometime soon, I hope, Doris!

Guanaco said...

I can't imagine how you must have felt. I hope your cello gets well soon.

Maricello said...

Thanks G. I do feel a little like a parent who was not watching out for her child closely enough. I have finally made an appointment with a cellist/luthier for Monday morning, so all will be well soon.