Melody was born to parents who loved music. Both were accomplished singers. How Melody ended up being tone-deaf was one of the great mysteries of life.
When she was young, her parents took her along when they traveled the world. She would stand in the wings with her nanny when they performed, and people often asked her why she wasn’t up there with them, entertaining the crowd.
“She can’t sing!” her nanny would say. Embarrassed and downtrodden, Melody also learned not to speak.
To be continued…
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My entire family is musical. We’re that family you see in the movies that would gather around the family piano and sing Christmas carols and hymns. We would often break into musicals on a whim.
My parents and my younger siblings are vastly better singers than I. Many of them also play instruments, whether the piano or the guitar. I alone am the only one who needs to sing as part of a group and cannot play an instrument. At least I can sight read.
Anyway, it’s amazing what kind of influence people can have on a child. How they can prevent them from being able to accomplish things with just their words.
It really is astounding not only the influence we have on children, but how so many of us don’t even realize what kind of impact we’re making. Just one of the psychological nuances I love to delve into. 🙂
Thanks for sharing! 🙂