I sat down to Play today

I haven’t touched the old ivories for a while.
Hubby loves to hear me play, and although music is going through my head, I haven’t wanted to extend it to my fingers.
Music has always been my safety valve. It got me through my divorce, my depression and eventual breakdown, but it has also seen me through happy times. I’ve said it many times in my blog how my Dad knew something was on my mind, not from what I played, but the way I played it.

I was on my own this afternoon as Hubby had taken our neighbour up to register her husband’s passing. I’d done a bit of blogging, played a few games, and was toying with getting the kit out and make a few cards, but I have plenty in reserve for now, so it wasn’t really necessary.
The keyboard beckoned, and the nice thing about this is that it has a volume control.
With all the windows open, I didn’t want to be accused of being a noise nuisance, so it was on low and I settled down to some old favourites.

I started off with Hallelujah, and thoughts of recent events were going through my mind as If I Loved You, Some Enchanted Evening and A Many Splendoured Thing transferred themselves from my head to my fingertips in a steady flow.
Before long I was playing The Wind Beneath My Wings and thinking of Mum. The pain is still raw, the tears still lurking, but it felt GOOD, as the magic and solace are still there.
I finished off with Nights in White Satin, so it wasn’t exactly a long session today, but it was enough to soothe my mind.

The funeral is set for Thursday 13th June and will be a celebration of his life rather than a religious service. We have been asked to attend, and also for the gathering afterwards.
It will be a long couple of weeks for our neighbour, but we, and several other residents here, are at hand should she need us.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to I sat down to Play today

  1. Sadje says:

    That’s so lovely for her, to have good neighbors for support.

  2. jenanita01 says:

    Now that the recent chaos is finally settling down, I will have time to listen to all my favourite music. Unlike you, I cannot play the piano, something I have always regretted, but listening usually works well enough for me… Savage breast and all that…

  3. scifihammy says:

    I am glad that you felt the music call again so it could soothe you. 🙂

  4. Music speaks loudly in its’ quietness. Excellent choice if songs

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