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Saturday, February 16, 2013

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“What are you doing?”

“I’m waiting.”

“What are you waiting for?”

“A feeling, I think.”

“A feeling?”

“Yeah... It should arrive any second now.”

“How do you know that?”

“I just pressed play.”






This post is part of Nicky and Mike’s 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing challenge. Today’s prompt is Music. Go check out We Work For Cheese for a list of the other participants. *
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35 comments:

  1. In 33 words, nine sentences -- the final four being the most significant -- you have managed to captire the enigmatic quality that is most difficult to describe about music precisely because it's never the same: It's ability to extract or impart to us a wide range of feelings that we ourselves may not know we have.

    Another really smart piece of writing, Ziva. February belongs to you.....

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  2. I love this in all of its simplicity, because you've managed to say so much in as few words as possible. Somebody could pontificate for pages about the merits of music, and I'm sure it would be brilliant and enlightening if it were written by the right person. A simple post like this speaks volumes, and stands as a perfect counterpoint to a thousand words of pontification.

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  3. Very clever, Ziva, very clever. Now resume what you were doing.

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  4. Beautiful, Z. You really need to post some more of your talented playing!

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  5. Very nice but you are Faceless Mike are killing me today. I need some happy juice.

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  6. My favorite version of Greensleeves :) You described that 'thing' quite perfectly too.

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  7. Resume what I was doing? Does that mean you want more of what I did yesterday for "Or Else"? ;)

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  8. Greensleeves is the type of song that made me yearn to play the piano. Unfortunately I never learned.

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  9. Well, more of OR ELSE gets my vote! It was amazing!

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  10. Thank you for the wonderful comments, Michael. What you described here is exactly what I was trying to do, I'm glad it worked. ;)

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  11. I hear it's never too late to learn. ;)

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  12. Thank you ever so much, Indigo. :)

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  13. Thank you, LM! I've been meaning to make new recordings, but life keeps getting in the way of that.

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  14. Thank you, Mike, that's quite the compliment. :) Now, I distinctly remember someone saying they would pick up their violin and join me for a duet.. ;)

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  15. Thank you, KZ. I gave some serious thought to this, tried to write about how much I love music, what it means to me, but in the end, I was never happy with what I'd written. Sometimes, short and simple really does do the trick. :)

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  16. Hey Ziva! Your Greensleeves is beautiful. The words and photo were pretty spiffy too =) Indigo x

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  17. I should have some in the fridge, let me go get some for you. ;)

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  18. I have a piano. Please come over.

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  19. It would be easier if I could install the programming into my brain.

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  20. This is you? Holy F'N awesome. So that popcorn you wanted me to make to prove I can make it better than the movie theater? Well, I think if I do it, you should be playing some piano. Will make it all the better. Just sayin'. :)

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  21. Please tell me it's a grand and you'll be lying on top of it, wearing only a pair of obscenely tall heels?

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  22. Hah! Eating popcorn while playing the piano? How very naughty. ;) How about I play first, then we have the popcorn?

    Thank you for the kind words, P.J, I'm glad you liked my playing. :)

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  23. Thank you Katherine, I'm thrilled that you liked it. :)

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  24. More of that wonderful piano playing my dear.

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  25. Ah. :) Dufus, m'love, for you, anything.

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  26. Dang! Dang! Dang! My computer wouldn't load the plug in. Now I'm just going to have to hum a stupid tune to myself and imagine you playing beautifully.

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  27. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that! But on the plus side, your humming is probably prettier anyway. ;)

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  28. hauntingly beautiful. SERIOUSLY. wow.

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  29. Thank you so much, Meleah. :)

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