"'This is your father's violin, Felix. See to it that you never make your music the servant of the power of evil -- never debase it to unworthy ends. For your responsibility is as your gift, and God will exact the accounting of it from you. Speak to the world in your own tongue through it, with truth and sincerity, and all I have hoped for you will be abundantly fulfilled.'"
Mr. Leonard, a minister, spoke these words to his grandson, an exceptionally talented musician, in Lucy Maud Montgomery's short story, "Each in His Own Tongue" (Chronicles of Avonlea, 1912).
The advice given to Felix transcends talent and time.
At the end of my life, I pray God's hope for me "will be abundantly fulfilled," that I will have spoken through my writing "with truth and sincerity" in the voice God has given me.