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Go Ahead, Buy a Piano - a really nice article in the Atlantic this month
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The Atlantic is one of the few mags I subscribe to...Hopefully this isn't paywalled for you all because it's a beautiful piece of writing and it kinda made me cry.

https://www.theatlantic.com/cu...es-adulthood/671706/

If it is paywalled, let me know and I'll copy/paste the whole article....it's that good and that worth reading IMO.
 
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I enjoyed that read. The move reminded me of Jon's Bosendorfer arriving in his NYC home via crane through a window opening. You really love your instrument when you do things like that to have it.

Big Al


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sent that off to Piano*Son, who hasn't much touched a piano in a number of years.
 
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Thanks for this, Lisa. Nice article! I loved this last paragraph:

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You might, I suppose, just get a guitar. Or a harmonica. Both are portable, perfect for dabbling, and invite as much joyous creativity as any musical instrument. But some things in life are meant to be heavy and indebting and antiquated; they are meant to demand regular and highly specialized maintenance; they are meant to bring forward the weight of the past, to urge it upon us, to keep us unreasonably awake. I think about all the years when I didn’t have a piano, when to some degree I believed it impossible, another piece of the past I’d had to leave behind. But the thing about a piano is that it’s too big to disappear; it’s big enough to fight, big enough to find its way to you. “Oh,” my piano said in that outlying showroom all those years ago. “You’re the guy.”
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Or as Marlene Dietrich is supposed to have said, "A home without a piano is waiting for something."


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That was lovely.

Maybe I should play my piano.


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Lol!

My home will be waiting for a long time.
 
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