Sunday, August 22, 2010

Finding Middle C

Piano love. We've had a beautiful new piece of wood move into our living room. A dear friend of mine recently moved home to Australia and gifted me this gorgeous vintage piano. I'm in love. She's big and curvy (the piano, not my friend) and a bit dinged up around the edges, which makes me love her that much more. So far, I've only been dusting her. But I believe life is a process, in which I am here to find continual improvement. As a shy little tom-boy in my youth, playing the piano did not tickle my fancy. I was mortified of the recitals. So I quit. Admittedly, I've always wished that I didn't. And somewhere on the east coast while still on her "summer-moon" my mom just exhaled loudly I told you so. Wish me luck, I start piano lessons this week.

11 comments:

Mindi said...

i love that your mother was right.


actually, so was mine......shocker!

it's beautiful--love the photo above it. is that you? your mother?

gina bina said...

Min, it's my mother, when she was much younger. Isn't she gorgeous?

Tuttles said...

I love the piano, but the first thing I noticed was the picture of your mom. Beautiful!

C*K*J said...

I am so proud of you. I love that amazing vintage piano, I love that stunning picture of your beautiful mom and most of all I love you!
Good luck this week! XOX

Ames and Jer-da-me said...

Isn't it amazing how we change. I was the same and took lessons from about age 8 to 16. I didn't really like it...never practiced so I quit. Out of the blue about 4-5 years ago I really wanted a piano so we purchased a digital piano. But still I didn't play it much...then I got called to be the ward organist/choir pianist in NJ, and then I really grew to love playing. I still love to play and look for any opportunity to play. Good luck with lessons, you'll be surprised at how it comes back pretty quick.

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

What a cool Piano! We are inheriting one and I too want to learn. You are never too late.

wjcr said...

Beautiful!!!! Both the piano, and the picture of you playing it. :)

Mandy said...

That pic is gorgeous!

Marriott + Ali said...

it's going to take me a good long while to get over this jealousy.

i hope we can still be friends.

Natlee Lloyd said...

NICE! Love the pic of Ginny too

Munchkin said...

Amen to that sister, I wish that I never quit either. Maybe I should start again, my neighbor is a piano teaher... Best of luck to you.