Saturday, January 15, 2011

In grandpa's footsteps

My 17-month-old grandson, Maitreya, sprung a surprise when he picked up my mouth organ and started playing it this morning. When he was six-month-old, Maitreya had surprised us all by holding the harmonica in the typical manner of a professional player. However, my subsequent efforts to prompt him play the instrument by blowing and drawing on the holes had failed to yield results till today.

Maitreya not only held the instrument the correct way but also blew and drew on notes - higher notes and lower notes. After some time, he moved away the mouth organ and sang a few lines in his gibberish only to pick the instrument to start playing it again. Hope he keeps up his interest and becomes the youngest mouth organ player of the Harmonica Club.