Tony Wright
School cadet camp, Australia 1967

Tony Wright is the national affairs editor of The Age, reporting from the corridors of power in Canberra. On Saturdays he writes more personal pieces, often quite moving.

Stereo Stories highly recommends his recent story published on 27 November –  Music: the gift of that one moment, which like Strawberry Fields, is forever.

Here’s how it begins:

Epiphany, complete with a solo trumpet fanfare, emerged from my transistor radio as I lolled beneath a big old gumtree in a forest, munching Fantales and wearing jungle greens.

Read the full story at The Age online.