February 10/365 Piano, Part Two

“We have a piano; ergo, you will learn to play.”

Both boys embraced piano lessons. The translation of notes to keys to fingers never gave them a moment’s pause. Each had an inherent musicality that allowed him to understand phrasing. But practice? No, that never quite stuck. Every night was a wheedling bargain, a devil’s pact, and an interlude of beauty.

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