HEART & SOUL
I love playing piano duets, so when a guest at the restaurant says she wants to play one with me, I ask, “What song?”
As she begins to assure me that I’ll definitely know it, I get wary.
“This better not be Heart & Soul,” I warn her.
She promises that it absolutely isn’t.
But she slides herself onto the bench with me and bangs out the worn out chord progression of the very thing she swore she would not play.
I improvise a completely different melody line and remind her of what she had just promised.
“I lied,” was the bold faced reply I receive.
A few days later, I also decide that lying is the best way to get what I want.
In order for me to move on, I tell myself that I’m not heart broken, and that my soul isn’t devastated, because I’m loosing a coach, and a friend, to his commitment to the long process of rehabilitation.