I wake in the middle of the night
My heart is pounding fiercely
And the sheets offer no comfort
So I slip out of bed.
As my feet touch the floor
There’s a cold sensation;
Knowing your warm, soft body
Might as well be a million miles away.
Though I believe in the power of thought and know that we create our own reality, it’s easy to experience things as “life” giving us this lesson or that curve ball. Hopefully, most adults have ways of coping with these moments: yours [...]
I lay still in the grass
With chirruping birds nearby and
Buzzing bugs enticed by the soft
Flesh of my naked neck and [...]
This is the third of three piano improvs from May 1, 2014. First, there was “Early (Part 1)“. In it you’ll hear predictable sounds and very stylistic, yet still spontaneously created, themes. Next, there was the student-inspired “Mouse [...]
When I was teaching piano lessons in Pennsylvania, I had a student who was a truly inspired young lad. In addition to being a good learner, passionate about music, and with a very creative mind, he enjoyed our explorations into improvisation. So, we did duet piano improv together. My memories of it are [...]
Yesterday, I sat down for the first time in many days and improvised on the piano. You see: piano improv is often the clearest way I can voice what’s inside of me. Certainly this was true last night. I played for a couple of hours and — in spite of some technical learning [...]
Holding you in the surf
A reality now become a dream
With the edge of winter
And our temporary separateness
Some filled with a strange sense of
Even the prospect of repeated
Rituals and those hugs that hurt
Your neck seemed [...]
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