Saturday, October 11, 2014


The notes rolled off my fingers, taking with them little peices of me. 

Each eighth note, each sixteenth that flew by took it's toll. 

I am left with music ringing in my ears, and a mixed voice of relief, regret, but mostly a job well done.

There were, of course, some wrong notes, some ill-timed ones, and some not as clear and confident. Of that I am painfully aware. 

We do not achieve perfection. We keep trying, knowing that we can get closer each time than we were before.

I did not run a marathon. In fact, I barely got my dishes done, but I did play a lot of notes.

The day is done, and I am done too. 

Such is the life of a pianist. 

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