Jun 25, 2012

The Piano

A few years ago, my mom gave me her piano. The piano was a childhood gift and she learned how to play on it. At almost half a century old, this piano has gifted several households with music.

I remember its placement in my grandmother's house. I recall slamming my fingers in the wooden cover for the keys. I remember the white plastic container of water that my grandma would fill and place behind the piano. I remember stretching my body to reach the pedals of the piano while pressing a key on the keyboard. I remember when my grandma moved into an apartment, the piano was moved to our house. It had its own spot in the family room and I recall how my mom would play beautiful music on it. I also remember seasons of Christmas music and gathering around the piano to sing Christmas carols.

However, in our home, the piano is often silent. I unfortunately don't play piano. I took a few lessons but disliked reading music. My husband sometimes tinkers on the piano. He'll use it to figure out songs that he would like to play on other instruments such as his guitar or ukulele.

It saddened me that the piano didn't get played very often. Its purpose is to be played... to make music... to unite the family through its melodies.

But then...


And then...


Thanks to our children, this beautiful and majestic instrument has been rediscovered in the heart of our home.

A special thank you to Sofia from Sofia's Ideas, for creating this blog link-up. I enjoy finding the Magic in the Mundane, because "every ordinary moment has the potential to be extraordinary".


  1. Yea! I feel that all homes should enjoy the beauty of music whether it's played by them or for them.

  2. aw, yay! I love it. As a piano teacher it makes me sad to see or hear about pianos in homes that often looked over. And yet here I am about to put up my own piano on craigslist! I keep telling him he is a sweet little piano, but I need something with a bit more command. :)

  3. Your kids have definitely brought back life to that piano. There's nothing like a home full of music :)

  4. Oh my! I just loved how your little started clapping towards the end! She was so proud of her tinkering! :)

  5. I am so close to selling my piano. I have hauled it across the country and don't really play any more. I may have to keep it just a bit longer now, break out the books, and play a tune. :)


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