It’s amazing how a bad health diagnosis can impact your life. While hundreds of thousands of my countrymen have died of Covid, I had a health scare of my own. I had been feeling poorly for months, but assumed that it was just the result of malaise associated with the events of 2020. After I finally decided to contact my doctor, I was diagnosed with what my doctor called a “rip-roaring case of diabetes” in December of last year.
This was serious, especially to me. My father died of diabetes. My cousin also was a victim of this malady. I started to consider my own mortality and thought about what I wanted to accomplish in the time that I have left. Near the top of my bucket list has always been to become a decent pianist.
Now, the only problem is that I don’t have a piano. And I live in an apartment. And I’m divorced and pay child support and am not flush with cash. No problem, right? Now is still as good of a time as any to start.
I don’t currently have the money or space for an acoustic piano right now, so I’m using the next best thing. I have a Kawaii mp8ii digital piano. I’m told that the key touch is somewhat similar to a real piano, and if I’m careful, I may be ok using it for a year or two – until I can get into a condo or house and purchase a real acoustic piano.