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He sat considering the harpsichord, running his
hands over the ornate wood. He knew every curve, yet, the instrument still held
secrets from him. As he played a timeless sonata the harpsichord's responses
told him instrument and musician were now one. Obeying his every command, the
keyboard was now his.
She sat enraptured, prisoner to the music's
hypnotic spell. Long moments her, floating on notes. Lost in music and melody,
the woman turned, found again in deep maroon eyes. She was his. Momentarily
forgetting the music, he was hers. Both sat mesmerized by harmony; the music
held them both.