Friday, February 4, 2011
Day 35/365 Piano keys
I took lessons for about 1 year and decided to quit those because it was getting pretty expensive and of course it's not like we have a surplus of money laying around. I thought I could keep it up on my own. After all, the lady just kept "teaching" me things I already knew.
I did work pretty hard at it for a while. About the time my Grandma was going through Alzheimer's I was actually getting pretty good with "easy" music. She used to love to listen to me play it.
After she passed away, I would play to try to comfort myself, but it didn't work and I just kept being lazy with making myself work at it. It became something that I would go plunk around on when I was really bored for about 10 minutes, but I didn't work on anything serious, just played the same old stuff over and over.
Since I got the camera (my Nikon P90) that I had before this one, my interest has mainly been in photography. Now that I have my Canon T2i, I'm obsessed and any free time I have is either in front of the computer or behind the camera. The piano sits.
Well, here's my dilemma. I could probably sell it for about $200.00. I paid about $700 for it originally, but I'm sure there are other better pianos out there now. It still works really well, but I just don't ever use it. In fact, to take the picture, I had to wipe off a bunch of dust.
If I sell it, I could go buy a new lens for my camera- one that I think would be handy for Costa Rica this summer. However, if I sell it, then it means I have officially given up on that hobby, one that means a lot to me, because of my love for music. It means that I'll probably never have another piano again because Rich would never let me live it down if I take a $500.00 loss on something. I'm not sure that I want to get rid of it even though it just sits there. What if one of my kids would happen to want to learn how to play one day? That would thrill me to no end, but if there's not a piano sitting here I don't think it's going to happen.
But then again, that awesome telephoto zoom would be pretty sweet. The $200 would be about half of the cost of that lens and maybe with my birthday I could bring that baby home. Ah!!!! Choices!
EXIF info: Canon T2i, Tokina 100mm lens, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO 100, external flash