He bangs out jazz progressions on the grand piano, improvises chords, sight-reads a choral score, blends the notes into harmonious sound. He is seven, but not a prodigy. The music is encoded in his DNA, a chromosome delivered to the family males, beneficiaries of a tuneful double helix generations long. All his life, he will soar on musicality, find melody even in the fall of feet on sidewalks, take up restaurant chopsticks to record a rhythm in his head. Sometimes, he will break into song instead of speak. Always, the orchestration of a waterfall will make him weep.
Daily Prompt: Music
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