THE PIANO KNOWS SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW
I never really liked doing video calls. Video calls were made to get people closer. For me, video calls only make me even more awkward in front of the camera.
However, around a week ago, I called my best friend on video call. I still don't know why I did that. But it was one of the best decision I've ever made.
For I know that he can play the piano, but he was always reluctant everytime I asked him to play; kept saying he's not good. I didn't care though, I sort of knew he's better than he thought.
BECAUSE HIS PLAYING WAS THE REASON I FELL FOR HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE. ESPECIALLY THE FACT THAT THE SONG HE PLAYED WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS AT THE TIME, AND I KNEW QUITE WELL THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE LISTEN TO THAT KIND OF SONG (IT WAS KIND OF INDIE-ISH).
So we had the video call. He was home alone so he went around his house while holding up the phone. He went downstairs to have some water, sat on the dining table for a few minutes, and then...
...he played the piano for almost another hour.
He played some classical songs, "Fur Elise", some old Coldplay's songs, and all of a sudden the intro to one of the best anime songs ever, called "Sore wa Chiisana Hikari no Youna" by a Japanese singer named Sayuri.
Feeling joyful and surprised, I literally cried. 1. I knew he was good, but I didn't knew he was that good. 2. I never knew that he practiced that anime song; it was a song that stuck in me for a long time like an earworm because I loved it. 3. He asked me what song should he play next. He didn't realize that I cried though.
I'm still so grateful for that video call. Also, thank you for playing. I appreciate it so much.
My best friend, @ttahanuji. The guy with camera.
Story title was taken from a Panic! at the Disco's song title from the album "Pretty. Odd". Photo cover was downloaded from Pinterest.