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A Piano for Tea - From Chagford's Dartmoor Diary

A Piano for Tea - From Chagford's Dartmoor Diary


With Christmas and the New Year unceremoniously swept away the Photographer and the Assistant slammed their cottage door shut behind them. They were on a mission entirely appropriate for a new beginning. A friend had asked them to go to their home and receive delivery of a used and much loved piano. They arrived in comfortable time to take delivery, intrigued to oversee
the operation. The Assistant's only experience with a piano was smashing one up for her grandmother who needed the space for. How much more delicately was this piano handled! The two men had the piano covered in the van and were clearly experts, explaining that delivering pianos was their life's work. Pianos would often arrive and be loved for five minutes, they explained, and then, they would move on to various owners before being donated in a worthy way, to the Scout movement, where they would end their days. So, there you are, that's what happens to old pianos. This new arrival was now removed delicately to its new home, where the Photographer thinking of the friend, had it moved about a little for it to have light, but not too much and a comfortable seating area. Now, having settled in and tuned, the piano is Dartmoor's newest arrival, and Chopin can be heard being played across the valley, bringing peace and rest to its owner and its new home.  The Photographer and Assistant happily homeward bound for tea in front of the fire, the Assistant's memory jogged, and she remembered donating Aunty Gertie's piano to an old people's sheltered housing block, where the piano was a cause of great joy, and occasional anger. 
The new piano was the first to arrive in this new year's artistic wave. An artist friend is using the Photographer's garden for a new and exciting endeavour. It is secret in case it goes wrong, so you'll need to watch this space if it is a success, otherwise, we shall pretend that it just didn't happen!



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