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Karaoke Request

for Miriam The song you wished to sing was “Crucify” written by a singer known as Tori, a song in which she asks the question why we crucify—not in a way that’s gory— but in a way that’s hidden—in our … Continue reading

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Corners

  For Laura B. You hate the world for being so corrupt, so full of malice and of selfishness, for all the bloody conflicts that erupt, for lives condemned to woe and senselessness. You keep on going for your family, … Continue reading

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Pianist Epiphany

Dissolution As I was playing piano, suddenly, I felt myself dissolve into the song, so it seemed there was nothing left of me but music, and the feeling was so strong I understood why pianists often wear impassioned faces as … Continue reading

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Piano Inventor

I’m deeply grateful to a person I won’t meet, since he lived centuries ago, for what he did before he had to die, Italian man, Cristorfi, Bartolomeo. He tuned the clavichords whose tones were quiet, and built them too, and … Continue reading

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Grocery Story

for Courtney As I laid out my groceries to buy, the cashier commented that my things were some favorite things of hers, and quickly I recalled the famous song and said to her that my things didn’t rhyme as in the … Continue reading

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Musical Arrangements

Notation As music can be written on a sheet and later played by all who understand the musical notation that’s a neat instruction sheet designed so mouth or hand can bring to life what otherwise would be just silent ink … Continue reading

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Instrumental

My heart was made for music, and its beat is not the only thing that makes that clear: my life’s a composition I complete because its steady rhythm keeps me here. Like Francis, I would be an instrument for Love … Continue reading

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