Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Timing...fingering..sit up tall


He could hear the music and feel it.  His grandmother’s touch, ringing pure and precise, echoed around this empty room.  Her words were there, reminding him “Fingering!  Tempo!  Correct…sit up tall…”

The music played in his mind, while the fingers moved, waiting for her older hand to join with his: Two generations performing music written centuries before. 


Apologies for the voice over in this Synchrony Financial commercial


"Any changes?...No, still the same...It was just a fall, a simple fall...I saw it happen, so quickly...What does the doctor say?...Time, just time...But his fingers, see how they move...


Timing, have to remember the timing.  Grandmother insists on perfect timing.
Oh, why are they talking during this recital?  Don't they know how rude that is?  One, two, three, and four...


"Will he come out of this...sleep...this coma?"  I don't know.  Like he said, it is a matter of timing and time...

Sometimes I've observed pianist at a recital sitting in the audience, playing the notes silently in the lap.


17 comments:

  1. So many things come down to timing...and time.

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    2. Sadly so, or perhaps not so sad. Healing takes time, and I hope he has that.

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  2. I just saw this video on TV last night. I was mesmerized by the old and the young hands.

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    1. I found it on YouTube and watched it over and over. The hands were truly powerful.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. It was so good to see your name. Enjoy your journey.

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  4. Time can o most anything, but it can take a long long while

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    1. Time can lead to healing, at least in his case, he has music and his Grandmother.

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  5. Wow, that was really powerful. (Your writing. The commercial was cool as well.)

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    1. Thanks, Alex. Hope and time are an amazing combination.

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  6. Sad. And beautiful. Like rather a lot of life. Thank you.

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    1. Sad, yes. But Hope, also. His loved ones will watch, wait, and pray.

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  7. That's so sad, I hope he recovers and continues to play.

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    1. The ending is left up to the reader...

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    1. Thanks, Raquel. Time and hope and love are powerful medicine.

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