A foggy morning scene at the city center

One of the things I took out of my sociology class was observing my surroundings.

A girl plays a piano by the fire place, a foreigner just like me. Looking at her play made me want to learn how to play this amazing instrument. The girl plays something which is like magic, she totally unaware of her surroundings was looking out of the window and playing her heart out. I looked out side; it is so foggy it reminded me of Wendo Genet, could this girl be from the mountains? May be; And  she has this peaceful look when she plays. Two people passed her by, they never looked at her, they didn’t even comment. Then along came a boy, he has such a soft look to his eyes. The boy sat beside the girl, they didn’t talk much, but  started playing a piece that sure would get any passerby’s attention. Wow they look good performing together. Then  the popular girl came along and took the girl’s spot next to the boy. The popular girl played and left telling the girl she can have her place back. But the girl just sat on the couch facing the boy. The boy started playing another piece and this piece that makes you think of a stream,.. no actually more like a water  rising and falling due to a not so strong  wave near a beautiful beach. It was loud but silent, peaceful. It makes you feel like you went to a place where all trouble is gone. Yeah may be that is where the girl went when playing her piece. The girl is still on the couch facing the boy’s way, looking at him. How would I know she is looking at him? I don’t know but it would fit my story  and  I sure am looking at him. He stands up to leave and says thank  you. I didn’t hear her say a word. He leaves and she leaves a moment after.

Coming out of the story, it felt so good to be talking with Adduka after such a long time. She still keeps my spirit alive. 


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. getere
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 00:27:41

    did addis move to the states?


  2. tibebe
    Mar 16, 2008 @ 08:57:10

    Music, being the language it is, the girl and the boy might have probably made plans right there and then (under your watchful eyes, I may add) to meet up later and do sumthin’ sumthin’.

    Observing the surroundings is useful for realizing that there are people out there experiencing feelings, be it good or bad, lasting or passing, and helping one to snap out of self-absorption and act accordingly towards the other person, thought, talk or action wise. Damn! That was a long sentence. You know what else? The phrase ” self-absorbed ” is a fascinating one. Imagine a liquid you being poured onto and drained by a solid you ❗ Ain’t that somethin’ ❓

    Anyway, it is good looking outside.

    So tell me; does Addis still like physics ? 😀


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