Owww, owww, owww, I bump my head against the wall again. I’m sad, frustrated, upset and annoyed. I trip and fall onto the sofa. “Why does life need to be so HARD?” I cry. I miss the old days when everything was easier and I could get my anger out by playing music.
Driving to school I hear music, I wish I could see, I miss playing the piano. I’m upset, frustrated, and annoyed as I hear the beautiful music of the piano on the radio I tell my mum to turn off the radio.
In Performing Arts at school, my teacher leads me to the piano and I sit down next to her. I feel the keys and my face turns red like chili. I’m nervous to try to play the piano. As I feel my fingers dance across the familiar keys, I begin to relax. I feel happy and relieved. I give my Performing Arts teacher a BIG cuddle and thank her for encouraging me to play.
The next day at school, the teacher asks if I can play the piano at assembly. I sit down at the piano but I feel so nervous I freeze like an ice cube and my fingers refuse to touch the keys. My teacher is sitting next to me and whispers in my ear. She has so much passion that it helps me to feel at ease. Her words of encouragement make me feel cool, calm and confident. My fingers start to lightly hit the keys. When I finish, the students cheer and clap. My teacher leads me across the stage to my seat and my smile is as wide as the world. I feel like a shining diamond, like my old self again.
I begin to play the piano more often. I improve everyday. The music is as calming as a gentle stream. I can’t STOP playing the piano. It’s amazing to play a piano when you can’t SEE!
Who would believe a girl who cannot see, just completed her lifelong dream to play a piano?