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.


  1. No, it couldn't and shouldn't be enough to stop you from playing guitar. (And that's coming from a lifestyle loli who plays piano and sings.) I know what it's like to be afraid that what you really love won't be accepted, what makes you happy should really be the most important.

    I had something similar happen, sort of.For the longest time I intended to major in Theatre, but also loved Japanese. It took me a while to realize that I no longer loved Theatre as a major (although I still love acting), and that I really wanted to major in Japanese instead.
    Anyway, there's my two cents. lol ^^


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