I was recently around University Circle and had the opportunity to try one of the pianos from the "Play Me, I'm Yours" Exhibition sponsored by Case Western Reserve University and the recent, International Piano Competition. Originally created by British Artist, Luke Jerram, the exhibit has encouraged millions of people to try their hand at piano-playing.
You do not have to be an award-winning piano player to try them out. If you are good, great. If you stink, no one cares. I believe the purpose of Mr. Jerram's exhibit is to encourage people to embrace music and understand how it can enrich people's lives even in very small ways. I think it also helps people to stay creative.
Many people, including myself, used to play musical instruments, write stories and.or poetry, paint, or do other, creative things. Even playing sports is creative. For some reason, they gave those things up. "It is time to grow up," I have heard some people state directly or indirectly. "I have a family," is another one. Or, "I am just too busy for that now." Everyone is busy in their lives. If you wait not to be busy anymore, you will probably be sick or dead due to all the stress in your life. You are more than your job, your family and friends; or anything else. You are you! Do not let people or the stuff of life make you forget who you are and what you love to do. Do not become boring. Some of the pianos will be on the Case Campus until September 9th.
Be who you are. If music, writing, sports, etc is part of that; keep doing it. If there is a will, there is a way.