Playing music is for life, the freedom of the here and now, and being gloriously in the moment.
birds call, I reply. Interspecies concerto of synchronous lives
moving in time and space, the old Beale piano trilling under my hands.
left and right hands opposed, glassy clusters crossed,
contrary motion, simultaneous decrescendos, mindful control as the day unfolds.
glissandi, mid-range crescendos, ostinato intention, unfolding,
cacophonous power chording, portents in low registers.
calamitous key changes, sub-bass morphing, thunder rolling in and out,
storm transformations, sonic cloudbursts, and the iron roof drumming in arpeggios of rain.
rainbow cadences, open-chorded stillness,
sunlight fading resonances.
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