“HELLO, CELLO, BREAK WORLD’S BOW”

brown and black string instrument
“Hello, Cello, Father God! Please break our world’s bow! Break world’s bow of greed, blame, fear and trapped. Break world’s bow, as You already have, when You sent us Your Musician Fellow, JESUS CHRIST, Your Son and our Savior And Deliver (BOTH). Let us ‘Play’ what Bow, what Instrument? LOVE! Let us ‘Play’ with Your Bow for ‘Freed,’ ‘Name,’ ‘Dear,’ and ‘Apt.’ With THESE notes, we ‘Play JESUS.’ And what a LOVEly sound that can and will (BOTH) make! And speaking of ‘what a LOVEly sound that makes,’ I have always been entranced and intrigued (BOTH) by the sound of the cello (see picture). It all came to a head when I watched the Japanese film, DEPARTURES (OKURIBITO), and the main character, Daigo, played the cello in the film. I couldn’t take not exploring why exactly is it whenever I hear the cello, I feel my soul stirred and smoothed (BOTH). My exploration took me to renting a cello and signing up for my very first cello music lesson tomorrow! ‘Hello, Cello!’ ‘Hello, Father God!’ ‘Hello and Thank You, Cello and Father God (BOTH)!’ What has come as a bit of a struggle with this, though, is unbeknownst to me (maybe one of my many ‘duh!’ moments), the bow of the cello is made from actual horse hair! As a nonhuman animal welfare advocate for God, I am not too pleased to say the least to play the cello with a bow made from actual horse hair! Can this not be replaced with fake horse hair, Father God? If anyone is reading this and has some insight and knowledge (BOTH) into this very thing, can you PLEASE contact me and offer me some much-needed advice. God Bless you! But back to LOVE! ‘Do everything in LOVE’ (1 Corinthians 16:14). EVERYTHING, even trying to replace a cello bow with fake horse hair and not actual horse hair for my LOVE for a horse and LOVE for ALL God’s nonhuman animals. I BOTH pray AND ‘Play’ ALL of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Musician Fellow Name above every other name, Jesus Christ. This BOTH prayer AND ‘Playing’ is answered by my faith and my belief (BOTH). Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief (BOTH) are lacking in BOTH pray AND ‘Play.’ Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] in ‘Playing’ THESE JESUS Notes, ‘Hello, Cello, break world’s bow,’ this daily leavened bread.”)

You play an instrument with notes of greed.

You play an instrument with notes of blame.

“Hello, Cello,” God breaks your bow for “Freed.”

“Hello, Cello,” God breaks your bow for “Name.”

I play an instrument with notes of fear.

I play an instrument with notes of trapped.

“Hello, Cello,” God breaks my bow for “Dear.”

“Hello, Cello,” God breaks my bow for “Apt.”

“Hello, Cello, God broke world’s bow with ME,”

says Jesus. “My Bow? My Instrument? LOVE!

Play ME, ‘Hello, Cello,’ with notes of ‘FREE.’

Play ME, ‘Hello, Cello,’ with notes of ‘LOVE!’

Play JESUS, for He’s Musician Fellow.

Play THESE Notes: “Hello, Cello, break world’s bow.”

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3 thoughts on ““HELLO, CELLO, BREAK WORLD’S BOW”

  1. I play an instrument with notes of fear. I play an instrument with notes of trapped. I feel trapped and hope my bow is broken.

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  2. Why be concerned? It doesn’t require killing the animal, hair grows back. God not only instructed us to be stewards of his creation but he instructs us to use them for food after the Flood. For millennia animals have been used for various things, including labor. I abhor abuse and I believe God does too.

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    1. The concern is that when I sit down to play the cello, those in attendance will know (and if not them, me) that I am playing with horse hair. They (and I) will wonder, “I thought Timothy lived a vegan lifestyle?” I DO live a vegan lifestyle and that tells me not to use nonhuman animal products in ANY form or fashion. I went over all of this with God, and we BOTH made an agreement that if there was a way to play the cello without using horse hair, that would be the route BOTH go. And God answered that agreement: I found an online store that sells non-horse hair for a cello bow, and I ordered one. The guy from SOLA violins where I rented the cello took my concerns to heart and said, “You’ve given us something to think about.” That “something to think about” is planting a seed of not using nonhuman animal products when there is a nonhuman animal option.

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