“There is such a place as fairyland - but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize what they have lost; and that is the tragedy of life. On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over. Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again; and blessed are they above mortals. They, and only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” ― L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl
If you haven't had a chance to visit either my Facebook or Twitter accounts, you wouldn't have seen our exciting piano news - we purchased the piano that I fell in love with in Denver!
After testing this exquisite piano, I texted Ben four simple words: "Fairies built this piano."
A little dramatic and whimsical, yes, but it got to the heart of the matter: this piano made a significant impression on me and I felt that it should become our forever piano.
Although it is over 100 years old, this beautiful mahogany Steinway still has its original soundboard with some new Steinway upgrades. We're able to enjoy both the old and the new with this piano.
After we complete some final financials (very un-Fairyland-esque), this piano will soon be shipped to us. We're hoping it arrives in time for the fall teaching semester that will start up late August / early September. In the meantime, we'll enjoy our old "rescue piano" with our rescue beagle for the rest of the summer.
Want to see more of the Steinway? Check out this video: