Monday, December 17, 2012

The Auctioned Violin

A post after a long time. As usual I am  going to start with a story, a short one but one of my favorites.

It was an ordinary day with an ordinary auction going on. The auctioneer was doing his regular job selling the belongings of the late Carpenter. He was not really a famous man, the Instrument maker, only known possessing a few items of worth. In truth, him having objects worth auctioning was a mystery to the simple town folk, yet here were people paying thousands of euros for them.

Among his possessions was a violin whether made in his free time or bought, the auctioneer was not sure. The Bidding started at 2200 Euros. 2500 bid one, 3000 another and yet another bid 3200. Then walked in a man, not part of the auction, straight to the violin. He looked closely at it, picked it and started to play and when he played it was a very pleasant tune, melodious, soft and soothing. He stopped, kept it back, and the auctioneer asked "shall we start again?"

And again the bid started "10,000 Euro" "15,000" "25,000"

During this a man asked his neighbor "It is the same violin yet the bid is so high, what happened?"

The man next to him replied "The Touch of a master"

The End