Day 9 – La Paloma

Up in the attic of a very old house that I used to visit once upon a time, there was an antique music box. It was a disc music box and was quite big. You had to wind it up and then, when you dropped a penny in the slot, a big metal disc would begin to turn and music would play.

Whenever I was alone in the old house, I would quietly climb up the stairs to the attic and wind up the music box. There was a jar of pennies next to the music box and I would drop one in the slot and then I would listen to it play La Paloma (Click to listen). Tears would roll down my cheeks because I loved that tune so much.

When I am drawing, I often absent-mindedly hum the tune of La Paloma. I still love that tune.