Here's my Aloha Friday question for this week...
Do you play any kind of instrument or did you ever play one?
If so, what?
I used to play the piano. I took a few years worth of lessons when I was young, like somewhere around 4th and 5th grade and then again in 7th grade. I didn't have any real talent at it (like my sister did) and I didn't practice as much as I should have. But I did enjoy playing the little bit that I did.
And then when I was a young married adult, we were given an old upright piano (nearly an antique). I found myself sitting down every once in a while and plucking out a few tunes. I then went out and bought some piano music. The more I played, the more I wanted to play. It became my therapy and I'd come home on my lunch hour and play to my heart's content, with no one around to hear me. I never felt very comfortable playing in front of anyone, and that meant Don, too.
We brought the piano with us to Colorado but there was no where to put it in our first home here. It stayed covered out in the garage. And then one day our neighbor offered to buy it from us and it made sense to sell it. The last time I played the piano in any capacity was back in California. I think about it every once in a while and wish I had the opportunity to tickle the ivories again.