The Piano Lesson

A Duet

…thick long tobacco blackened fingers… Photo by Joao Luis on Unsplash

Two songs: One tone rises- pale, delicate little fingers, un-confident, careful. One tone falls- thick long tobacco blackened fingers, heavy, established, meaningful and waiting, adagio-slow, pausing while the little one races, allegro…

To catch up.

Major keys- happy. Minor keys- sad. We playfully take turns, a harmony, andante… a walking pace, climbing stairs, descending…



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Jane Elizabeth Firth

Jane Elizabeth Firth

TRUE STORIES about WEIRD STUFF to MAKE YOU THINK. Jane writes for magazines, and has a lifestyle blog at She lives on a boat in the U.K.