Scales (and it has nothing to do with weight)
Fingers fumbling through flats and sharps, stumbling over staccatos.
Mercifully deaf to the cacophonic dissonance, I confuse fortissimo with pianissimo and push my ambidexterity's limits through unskilled arpeggios.
A daydream about Rachmaninov concertos renews my inspiration. Prematurely, I attempt a jazz riff.
The well-eared Piano for Dummies crashes onto the keys. Disheartened, I break for a cappuccino - seemingly the only Italian word I understand.
But tomorrow I will try again, hoping that a distinctly unmusical old dog of nearly thirty can be taught a new trick, or at least a new tune.
Nicely rejected ("nicely," because I received a personal e-mail encouraging me to "please try again," whereas my previous attempts didn't even warrant a response) by The Washington Post for their Life is Short "give us some insight into your life in 100 words or less" weekly contest.
So, next week I'll compose a new vignette and try again.
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