Sunday, July 25, 2010
Ron playing the piano
Ron used to play the piano and keyboard all the time before peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson's robbed him of the majority of his flexibility and movement. He's always played by ear - not reading music. The sheet music on the stand is not what he's playing at all.
On our first (and only) date, he took me to his house to show me the remodeling he was doing and he played the piano for me. If I think about it, I could probably say that listening to his music was the first indication that I was going to love this man for the rest of my life. It soothed my soul back then and it still does today.
No matter how many of the notes he missed, it sounded beautiful to my ears.