The Piano

play-piano-7626_1280They told him that his passion for the piano was just an expensive hobby and boys like him couldn’t afford something as frivolous as music as a career. He had fought them for a while but eventually swallowed his pride and went to work at a corporate office just like everyone else.

Important people told him his work was phenomenal and through the years he rose in stature.Β But, something was always missing…

Until she gave him a piano for their 25th anniversary. Sitting at the piano, gently touching the once familiar keys…he was happy. Finally he felt truly alive.


Written for Write Tribes 100 Words on Saturday.

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28 comments on “The Piano

  1. Aditi says:

    Brilliant!! One should always keep their passion alive…it’s an integral part of who we are!


  2. shellymona says:

    Now it was the time for his suppressed desires to strike up the melody…and fill his life with it….wonderful post


  3. preethiprasan says:

    what completes us is the satisfaction of doing what we want….well written πŸ™‚


  4. Usha Menon says:

    Very sweet and touching story!!We feel fully alive when we achieve something for which we have been waiting for years.


  5. ruchira says:

    music can make the mind and soul rendezvous and you said it well πŸ™‚


  6. gpadmanabha says:

    I could literally feel how he felt when he touched the piano for the first time. Lovely post.


  7. How sad that he didn’t pursue his passion for music all along, but wonderful that he got to at the end.


    • Preeti says:

      So many of us end up giving up our dreams because we feel financially compelled to do other things….I just needed a story with a happy ending…
      Welcome here Kathy and thank you for commenting πŸ™‚


  8. Great takeaway there. So what could we do to truly discover our passion and gain the resolve to follow it?



  9. Say Cheese says:

    Good thing he got what made him truly alive. Sadly, most don’t get to do it on account of responsibilities and other ‘important’ things.


  10. Lovely!
    You’ve described something that a lot of people in our country go through. The need to earn a living, or the pressure to take up a safe and steady career, etc. prevent people from pursuing their passion. This is especially true of people who do well in academics.


    • Preeti says:

      Yes. It is more difficult to break away and pursue a career different from your usual run of the mill jobs when people around you perceive you as someone who fares well academically.
      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! πŸ™‚


  11. mahabore says:

    This was such a nice post and highlighted the prompt “truly alive” in just 100 words, truly beautiful post…


  12. Our passion never leaves us and if it does, our soul is already dead in the mechanical process of the body. Beautifully said:)


  13. jahidakhtar says:

    To earn bread and butter is most important but one shouldn’t shy away from his/her passion just like that!


    • Preeti says:

      Exactly Jahid. But unfortunately, except for a few lucky lucky people, financial circumstances force us to set aside our true loves and take up a regular job that may provide money but doesn’t give us real happiness.


  14. Harsha says:

    Nice one in 100 words…and from this I understand one thing we always miss the things that we once wanted or wished if we can’t fulfill them.. πŸ™‚


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