Len wasn’t alone for very long. Miguel had been searching and found Len at the new practice spot. Miguel didn’t play sports like the other boys. He didn’t speak enough English to carry a conversation with Len, but Miguel loved the way Len played his violin.
Now that he discovered his classmate’s secret practice spot, Miguel went behind the cafeteria every morning during recess to watch and listen to Len play his violin. Miguel drew pictures as Len played. When recess ended, Miguel placed his drawings inside Len’s violin case.
For three months, Len passionately practiced the song his uncle taught him. He practiced in his bedroom before school, at his secret spot during recess, Mondays after school with Mr. Trumbo, and in his bedroom before he went to sleep.
Lenny’s mom loved going to the beach, and it only took them fifteen minutes to walk to the beach from their house. Whenever his mom went to the beach, Lenny brought his violin. It was his favorite spot away from school. The park was also one of his trusted spots. Lenny and his new violin had become inseparable.
Notes: You are reading an excerpt from my 1st children’s picture book, Violen. Violen is a story about a young boy who has an extraordinary gift and passion to play the violin. I will be sharing a page or two a day. Follow along, and if you like my story, please tag your friends or share a link of this post. Thanks for your support. Image shot by Albert Montes and edited by me.