Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lolita and Piano

If I told you that I played piano and guitar, was a lifestyle Loli, and was wondering which instrument to put more focus on, which would you choose?

Throughout my Lolita years, I have occasionally mentioned to someone or another that I played both piano and guitar. Whether I asked them or not, people would consistently encourage me to stick with piano. If I said that I also sang, I would be told that playing piano and singing would be the best way to go.

There was something that I never said, however. The truth is, I love guitar. I also love piano, but guitar is the instrument that speaks to me most. Piano was my first instrument, but it is still almost like a stranger to me.

I was a very timid person, and was afraid of saying that guitar, the instrument that nobody mentioned, was so close to my heart. I still am timid, although I am writing this post. I could never ask, "What about guitar? Isn't it good enough?"

So, now I ask. What about guitar? Isn't it good enough? Could frills and lace really be enough to stop someone from getting out a six-string (or twelve-string) and playing to their heart's content?

Ms. Velveteen decides to play her guitar to her heart's content.
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