Somehow I think of President Boyd K. Packer when I read of how Jenny Oaks Baker
reacted to the broken string. This could just as easily be one of President
Packer's masterful parables. The highest note is played on the E string.
She cannot play this piece without it. So true of life, too, where the highest
we can reach cannot be ours without God. We may try for a while to live without
Him, but it will be to no avail. But returning from our place of prayer . . . .
Well, you get the point.
Always love your columns Jason...unfortunately I had a similar experience with
an instrument in my early teens, but unlike Jenny, I never played again. Many
decades have passed since then and I often think back with regrets over it.
Young women of today are remarkable examples of how to persevere when
"trials" come upon them. I try not to dwell on what could have been but
how I've wished I had been made of stringer stuff! Thanks for sharing so
many thoughtful and fun insights!