I’ve wanted to learn how to play the piano for as long as I can remember. The feeling swells within me as I’m writing code and listening to my favorite soundtracks in piano solo format. Sometimes, when I get on the train I walk by a piano put out as a community project and I feel the inadequacy in my fingers because inside myself, I want to play that instrument so bad.
I daydream about playing the piano. Sometimes silly daydreams where I’m skilled and can play all my favorite songs. Or sometimes I am playing for a friend and they’re really enjoying it. But today I laid in bed and watched the FlowKey video for the millionth time of Yiruma’s A River Flows In You and I had a moment. What is it exactly that I am waiting for?
So today I picked up a little 44 key keyboard.
I’ve only ever learned to read one line of music at a time, and I’ll need to learn how to think about two.
It’s an exciting thought.
Since Jeremy works much later hours than he used to Monday through Friday, I think learning to play some of my favorite songs in their simplest versions will be a good use of the extra time I have for myself .
I’m a little nervous because I don’t want this to be yet another thing I pick up until I get bored and leave behind – but I think this is a little different. The feeling inside is very similar to the feeling I get when I first started up with photography – and that’s been something I’ve been able to develop, enjoy, and even monetize for more than 15 years – with no end in sight.
Tuesday’s the day it arrives! I can’t wait!