Winter Blossoms at the Piano

Christmas Day, 2013: one of the three quiet days of the year, the others being New Year’s and Thanksgiving. Slept very late; padded to piano, taking in the absence of noise in the neighborhood and from the two freeways each a mile from us. Just sitting at the instrument (recently returned from major work) and drinking in the silence, I feel more fruitful. And when I touch the keys, how much softer I can play and still make the point! Notes blossom, chords are bouquets. If every day were so quiet, how much better we could communicate with each other. And with ourselves.

Copyright © James Boyk 2013. All rights reserved.
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