A Musical Parting

The Korg Concert 4000 that I purchased used in August 2014 is gone. Today, I listed the piano on Nextdoor and had a taker within minutes. A dad with five kids got the musical instrument for his two daughters.

I let the keyboard go as we make room for our daughter to move in to our somewhat cramped apartment. She hasn’t lived with us for more than a couple months since going off to college a decade ago—nothing more than occasional visits for more than five years. But she needs a safe place to stay when released from in-patient rehabilitation and entering an outpatient program. Both facilities specialize in recovery from brain injuries or stroke.

I will abdicate my beloved office to accommodate our girl. There is only so much I can remove, though; hopefully she can adapt. During the  SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)/COVID-19 lockdowns, we stocked up on some supplies that we thought could rise in price because of inflation or become unavailable due to supply chain issues. Our biggest pockets of abundance are for things not used often and therefore needing storage space. The office has been the place for them.

The Featured Image is one of three quickly taken using Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to accompany the Nextdoor post. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 1000, 1/120 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 2:35 p.m. PDT.