Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Walls are Alive with the Sound of Music

Last week, JoanMarie and I went to Owen's Music...just to look. And whaddaya know! They were having a really good sale. So, we said yes.

Earlier this week, while JM was at work, I waited not-so-patiently for the truck to deliver our baby.

JM grew up with a piano in her home. Almost every time I visited her family, someone was playing the piano...usually her.

And now she's got a piano of her own!

I couldn't wait for her to get off work. And I'm totally shocked she didn't get a speeding ticket on her way home.

When she sat down to play, it was beautiful. It reminded me that she really hasn't changed much since I first met her...and that's a wonderful thing.

Here she is playing a song she wrote for me many years ago when she was in college.

When she was done, I tried playing the only song I knew. But I couldn't remember anything beyond the second chord of Chopsticks.

I suppose I'll have plenty of opportunities to learn now!


K. M. Walton said...

Having a piano at home is so cool. We had one when I was growing up and I wish my mom had pushed me to keep up with my lessons. I was really good at whining my way out of stuff when I was 9.

Congrats on your new purchase.

Alison Ching said...

This post totally reminds me of the movie Once! (If you haven't seen it yet, do so post haste - it's amazing.)

Jay Asher said...

K.M. - It's only been a couple of days, but I love having a piano at home. JM's been playing almost non-stop, so I think she likes it, too!

Alison - Seen it. Loved it!

Erik said...

Congratulations you two! Can't wait to come down and tickle the ivories myself.

Alicia said...

My sister would be VERY jealous of you. She's always wanted a piano like that. Very nice choice!

Melanie said...

That's completely awesome! My parents recently had my piano tuned, so it sounds like a new piano. :D

Joey said...

Great story Jay! The piano is such a magical instrument.