The challenge: 105 words including:
…the notes from the piano….
I sat perfectly still, my eyes closed, my breathing steady, at once calm and excited by the notes from the piano. Amazing how just a few notes could warm my heart as they did. I smiled and opened my eyes to watch the performance, following the player’s fingers as they pressed and released the keys. I could see the concentration written on her face.
When she finished playing the piece, I clapped heartily. Then I went and hugged her.
“Well done! That was lovely,” I said. “I really enjoyed it.”
The first piece of music my daughter had learnt to play on the piano.
7 replies on “100 Word Challenge – Week #73”
If she plays as well as she sings, I can see why your were moved.
I wish I knew how to play the piano. I should try to learn one of these days, even if all it does is teach me how to appreciate others who play it well even more than I normally do.
Heart warming 🙂
Aww that’s so touching… Lovely piece. A true story, I presume..?
Thanks, all. True story? Yes, from a long time ago. Sadly she gave up the piano about 3 years later. But she sings well.
I have two daughters. I hope they take to some form of music. I’d love to learn the piano myself!
Aw – how sweet. Your child’s performance is always beautiful, isn’t it?