Small flowers by the roadside (_itokanasikimonotachi_)

At the port terminal -3-

Played the piano.


The music used for the slides was

Minimal Piano No. 11, At Down


On this day, the forecast is for a heat wave in the morning. We decided to go somewhere a little cooler, so we went to the port terminal. I had made sure that no passenger ships were coming into port.
The building is almost empty. The heat could be beat by escaping into an air-conditioned room.
Yet, the pictures I took were all so boring that even I was appalled by them. I am painfully aware of my lack of skill and poverty of heart.
I regret that I could have filmed this scene of her playing the piano better.
However, it seems that it is not often that she plays the piano in public.
It was the first time since her recital at the Yamaha Music School.
She played a few songs, including "For Elise" and "My Neighbour Totoro".
During the course of the filming so far, I spoke about my discomfort with the sometimes-unfamiliar performance of difficult music on street pianos, and how my wife once chided me for this.
Some people should test their mettle before going to a competition. They are not playing for you, so just walk away. It's not nice to talk about other people.

She had chosen a quiet, familiar tune, and I asked her if she could play the Okinawan scale.
She asked, 'For example? '
I asked her if she could play 'Teinsagunu Hana'. I asked.
But she said she didn't know.
So I asked her if she could play a guitar chord as a dispersed chord. 
A quiet arpeggio flowed in the spacious, almost empty space.
If I was a video taker, I could have left the sound behind.
I have regrets about this or that, but I was sure that I had spent a valuable time.