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These Are My Friends #16

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There are things Chloe remembers she wishes she wouldn't.

Looks, when leaving the house. Her walk mimicked when they followed her to school. Being called Clubfoot, Spaz or worst of all, Reject. Being afraid to dance. Boys losing interest when they saw.
Being exhausted from pretending not to notice.

But now she's stopped pretending not to notice. She ignores.

Now she watches her hands. Watches them dance across the keyboard, painting Liszt's La Campanella into being, transcending reality, watches them fill her listeners with joy, awe and wonder, as she creates sublime moments for others and herself to remember forever.

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    Drew Martyn 19 days ago

    A bit of (almost) light relief from Heat :)

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    Neville Hunt 19 days ago

    Lovely... you've said what I was planning to write Drew. Must immediately play La Campanella on Spotify to enjoy further this blessed relief from the Heat!
    I'm sure I will enjoy it and add it to my playliszt. :-)

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    Neville Hunt 19 days ago

    Very nice! Of course I know the tune from the Paganini Violin Concerto. It's perfect for piano and I hear her hands and fingers dancing across the keyboard. Thanks Drew.

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    Neville Hunt 19 days ago

    PS love the fact that The Indomitable Spirit triumphs.

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    Drew Martyn 18 days ago

    Thanks Neville. It's a great piece of music isn't it? Write it anyway Neville, it would be very interesting to read it :)

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    Neville Hunt 18 days ago

    Like what Drew said... What a charming relief from the murderous heat of Lastwailing Wood and the wailings (I hope not last) of Archie.
    Why, I can almost hear them ivories a-tinklin'.

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