Papa's Mandolin

'I would teach children music, physics, & philosophy;but most importantly music, for the patterns in music & all the arts are the keys to learning.' - Plato

A few days ago I did a series of photos of my kids with my dad's mandolin. It was supposed to be a Father's Day surprise. I thought the kids would tell him, excitedly, & the surprise would go out the window. Instead we scratched it. Gulp. Big gulp. So no more surprise, but here is a picture.