It’s as if my house is filled with light. I come home and colors are more vivid, sounds more brilliant, and smells more delicious. I am filled with contentment; the message ‘everything will be alright’ beats through me. I love coming home, particularly because home is filled with music.

One of the very first things I did after getting back to MN (after I went on a run with Dad, the dogs, and Cale, and after I ran into the house to give Mom a big sweaty hug!) was to lift the piano lid, sit down and play, letting the music spin around me. I have an electric piano in MS, but it just isn’t the same as the real thing. After playing piano, I played guitar with Dad.

Today, I’m going to leave you all with the first piece I sat down to play. It’s glorious. Of course, there are about a bazillion I’d like to leave with you, but this one has some wonderful parts. So relax, sit back, and enjoy some beautiful music.

Oh, and uh…before y’all start getting crazy ideas, I don’t play it near as well as this dudeΒ πŸ˜‰

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7 thoughts about "Home"

  • Sophia the Writer says:

    I have a weighted Casio out here in Cali too and it's definitely NOT the same as a real piano, but it certainly helps πŸ™‚

  • Emily Rittel-King says:

    Aw, I miss listening to my Dad play the baby grand. He used to turn off the lights and fill the house with his music. Thanks for reminding me of those great memories!

  • Deana says:

    Yea right, I'll bet you play just as beautifully:) I can't believe you can even play that at all. I quit piano when I was young because I didn't want to play at recitals. I regret it so much now.

  • Steven Whibley says:

    I have to admit, I am in awe of anyone who can play the piano. It is something I would LOVE to learn one day. It is such an impressive talent.

  • Juliana L. Brandt says:

    Sophia- something is better than nothing. It stinks though because I'm missing the bottom keys, lol.

    Emily- I bet those are great memories. I'm glad this post could remind you of them πŸ™‚

    Deana- I hated recitals too, my hands would get so sweaty! lol. I have always preferred to play for myself and not other people.

    Steven- you can still learn! It takes time, but is very worth it in the end πŸ™‚

  • K.V. Briar says:

    I always wanted to learn to play the piano. Unfortunately I'm not musically inclined. In fact I'm quite litterally tone deaf lol. But I dance and I can understand how it would be to express yourself through the piano, that's often how I feel when I lace my pointe shoes πŸ™‚

  • Juliana L. Brandt says:

    KV- I danced ballet but never really had the feet for it. I so desperately wanted to dance pointe when I was little *sigh* I'm glad you have an outlet like that πŸ™‚

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