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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Friday, June 17, 2016

A girl walked by

and said "great job playing the piano; thank you." That made it all worth while, and would have even if it had been a guy or anyone else. My piano playing in the student union or at the hardware store has a gotten a few comments and appreciate nods, along with some uncomprehending stares, amid the general indifference. That's how it should be. Sometimes people I know walk by and don't even realize who it is playing. It is background music.

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