The explosion ringing in my ears echoed through the narrow lane leading toward this holy place, eradicating the tranquility of what a few moments before was a pleasant summer gathering of worshipers; some drawn by curiosity, others by obligation, and a few by an unquenchable yearning for truth – or if not truth, then at least a moment of communion. It was midday.
So begins The Morning Light, a violin maker’s story of music, craftsmanship, and the seeking of serenity set against homelessness, twists of fate, journeying in a holy land, and a never-ending desire to reproduce the sweet and soulful sound of a grandfather’s violin, fine-tuned to play with a resonance that connects the heart.
Poetic, engaging, and original, The Morning Light is a beautiful story of discovering the ancient and shared voice within each of us. Short clips of music are interwoven in between chapters and sections of the audiobook, played on instruments made by the author.