Sunday, February 5, 2012

SOC - Goodbye, goodbye


Today’s Writing Prompt: Write about something that you unexpectedly had a hard time saying good-bye to.

Today's topic was the kind that really gnawed at me. I knew there was something somewhat recently that I had to say good-bye to and it made me sad, but I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was.

Was it our car? We've been living car-free since Aug 2010. I knew it would be difficult, but I didn't really have a hard time saying good-bye.

So that wasn't it.

I racked my brain.

Finally, I asked my husband what he might remember. Our first apartment? Not really. Our apartment in Brooklyn? No.

And then I remembered our electric piano.

We sold it a few months ago. I didn't play it very often, but I just liked knowing it was there if I wanted to play or attempt to play.

I grew up taking piano lessons. I can't say that I loved it or that I was particularly fantastic at it, but I could get by. I played in a few recitals and competitions in high school. It was fun.

Deep down, I really believe that music can be so beneficial in our lives. I think that playing the piano is an excellent skill. It's impressive when showing off.

I miss our piano at times.

But I know we'll have another one some day.

Now it's your turn! Here are a few rules:
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  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
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  1. I wrote from a blind spot, too. I loved this prompt... and wow! I am so impressed you are CAR FREE!! That is one of my dreams. The place I live now, it would be difficult (but not impossible.) Thank you for inspiring me.

    I am grateful to have found you via SOCSunday.

    1. Julie, sometimes it's not super convenient, but we live in a pretty great area for it. We have decent public transit near us, plus there is a car-sharing program nearby for the times when we need a car. It works for us.

  2. Don't be mad but I have my piano. A very similar one. It's a Yamaha that we bought about 10 years ago and I don't play it nearly as much as I did when I was child-free but i don't plan to part with it anytime soon. I like knowing it's there when I want it to be.

    1. Sure, just rub it in. :-P Just teasing. I really liked knowing it was there, and it was difficult to say good-bye to it, but now that I haven't had it for a few months, I sometimes forget that I even had it at all.

      Oddly, we installed a shelf above it that we still refer to as the piano shelf.