There she is.
My new love.
Appropriately under a collage of Doisneau photos and next to some flowers.
We haven’t been together long, but it’s the real deal.
Yes! I bought a digital piano and it makes me so happy!
I had never heard of this proverb until reading this essay, but I think it’s true: “Play the piano daily and stay sane.”
You might remember back in the new year I made 2012’s theme all about play. I assembled a micro piano to tide me over, but now I have a real one. It has already transformed my daily routine. It has already started beating back the winter blues.
It’s been 15 years since I even touched a piano, so I’m reteaching myself all of the basics. But it’s remarkable what is still inside, too.
The piano came with a book of many classical songs. I found a few I had played when I was a little kid. I sat down and played one straight through as if I had just seen it yesterday. That flash of muscle memory was incredible. It makes me wonder what else we carry so deep inside without even realizing.
The first song I wanted to teach myself was “Falling Slowly.” (I just watched the movie “Once” again and cried my eyes out. You know, crying in that good, cathartic kind of way).
I’ve already got the chorus, which I find infinitely pleasing. Big chords, big emotions. I sing my heart out, even though I can’t sing. (My neighbors are probably not as pleased with my new purchase as I am).
Since I’m still a long way off from being ready for my public debut, I’ll give you the real song here.
Whether you’re in the pro or con Valentine camp, love is always a good thing to celebrate, non? So Happy Love Day, friends. I hope you are finding happiness in it all – from your adventures to your daily habits. With the people who surround you to your most profound inner dreams.
Thanks for stopping by. I love that you come visit me!