Today's prompt is "What do you miss?"
Well, since moving to China, my answer is pretty much... the title! Not really, but there are many things I could say. Since this writing prompt isn't just for people who've moved to strange places and might miss things from home, I believe it's meant to reflect on the past. With that in mind, I thought long and hard for something I missed, even before moving overseas.
I miss having a piano. I got one in Delaware, and sold it when I moved to the Midwest. When I first moved, I lived with my parents, who have a nice baby grand, plus a pump organ, plus a pipe organ, so... it was a step up!
Then I got an apartment. Second floor, and I would never do that in an apartment anyway. But after moving to my second apartment in Indy, I started thinking about getting an electronic keyboard. Those have a volume setting. The soundboard in an actual piano means that even playing softly has resonance.
Here in China, I am considering that option again, but want to get a handle on how long we might stay before making such a significant purchase.
I'm not an amazing pianist.
I make many mistakes.
I have precisely one piece memorized, which I did after piano shopping and feeling like a tool because all I could do was run a scale when testing the keys. But I like to just sit and play, mistakes and all. It's something to do, and it's an emotional outlet. Well, it can be. It can also be a project, as I actually work on learning a piece!
I'm so out of practice. What do you miss from your past?