“I’d give anything to play the piano as beautifully as you do.”
I’ve heard that all my life.
I’ve been playing the piano since before I can remember. My piano teacher signed me up for concerts and talent shows, and my performances were the highlight of recitals.
I was somewhat of a local celebrity. People often told me I played with more appropriate expression than grown-ups.
At four years of age, I didn’t really understand what that meant, only that others seemed to enjoy hearing me play as much as I enjoyed playing.
But the price I paid was almost more than I could handle.