Linden by Isabel Pereira

At sunrise, Linden would walk to the station and set down his cello. Upon opening the case, he would set up the worn, white sign he had written many moons ago. The sign read: ‘I hope the music brings you joy.’ That was really all he wanted. He wanted the sweet pulses of sound that his cello produced to sweep across the people at the station and take their minds to somewhere peaceful, somewhere happy.