Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Morning Is As Good A Time To Pray As Any

Photos taken June 2009

Oh Lord, on this piano I have lived my whole life
since the day Papa brought it to my door
since the first time I stretched one pinkie and one thumb to the tip of an octave
even before you taught me to breathe your life into the melodies
I learned about You
and then I found me
in this keyboard

I am afraid. I admit it. I asked Papa out loud last night to please send help. I knew if I could feel his hug it would take away my fear. But he didn't you know. He only reminded me of a gift he imparted as well. One more valuable than blue earth marbles in a bowl. One I saw him use many times with two perfectly folded hands.
And that's why I'm here, Lord.  My mortal eyes see unworkable parts
 but this
this photograph.... is the only thing I see and hear in my spirit
Otherwise, he taught me nothing
and that's just not possible

So, don't let me lose this vision
two extensions of a gift you gave
 flying across a world I know of black and white beauty that never looked as beautiful as they do to me this day
let this be the only thing I see
I just need one person to say it's going to be alright

One of your great healers here on Earth

One who has Your touch and Your power

One of Your own
One who knows that bones and tendons are only tools
 and somewhere in his heavenly toolbox he knows how to hear 88 keys played perfectly from the soul of this girl before he reaches into that box because he knows it means more to her than just arpeggios and scales
Send that one

And Dear Lord
when that healing is done
I will play You a song
not only with both my hands and all my working fingers
but with my whole being
because that's how You taught me to play


Sherry Blue Sky said...

So so moving and beautiful, Mimi......

Charles Gramlich said...


Mark In Mayenne said...

You are already playing his song and will continue so to do.

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful Mimi. x

Travis Cody said...

You will heal. You will play again. Patience.

Anonymous said...

check this out...i think you'll like. and i'm going to use it, somehow, come November...

lime said...

amen and amen. may it be so.

The Gal Herself said...

This is a wonderful post. Remember, your highness, music is in your soul and your heart, not just your hands.

Susie Clevenger said...

This is so beautiful. It touched my heart.

Angel MoMo's mom said...

Thank you for coming by and leave kind words. Much appreciated.

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