I almost got a piano for my birthday (or at least before Christmas) but I chickened out and said to my husband that we should wait until next year to buy it. It’s a significant expense right after we bought a house. But now I’m missing playing the piano! It’s been such a long time since I had one in the house.
I love playing the piano, especially around Christmastime with all the familiar carols to be sung and played over and over again. I never tire at this time of year of sitting down on the bench, playing away, relaxing myself to my own tunes.
So this week I got an idea. How about I get creative with this situation and figure out if I can use somebody else’s piano? Surely someone is looking for someone to play carols for them this holiday season.
Yesterday I called a coordinator of volunteers that I know at a local care facility. I knew they were looking for “entertainers” and it turns out they still are. We’re going to meet today to check out the premises, but she seems happy enough to have me come on board. No pressure, an easy audience, and I can come and go when I please. Sounds like the perfect situation to me!
Except I’m not used to playing for an audience! That part has me a little worried – I’ve typically been shy to play for people – but I know I can do it. I have a feeling the audience at the care facility won’t expect me to be a concert pianist. And is this one of those things that might be ‘good for me’? And good for others too?