The Zebra Keys.
The first time I heard Yiruma playing “River Flows In You”, I felt something stir inside me. I was drawn to the melody and I indulged in the music completely. I was fascinated by the way energy flowed through his fingertips. To me, music is like a language written by God that heals all the broken souls. So I decided to learn the piano, even though I had no idea how I was going to afford it.
Every time I put on my headphones and played River Flows In You, I would close my eyes and I saw my fingers moving gracefully around the zebra keys. I could feel the touch of the keys, they were smooth and a little weighted and it was a beautiful picture.
I went on with my daily life. I meditated in the mornings and I practiced contentment. I forgot about the piano completely.
You can probably guess what happened next.
I got a four day only job that gave me enough money to pay for a 68 key keyboard. Although it doesn’t sound as good as a real piano does, my wish came true! I saw my fingers playing on the zebra keys again only this time it was for real. It was just a couple of months later that I was playing River Flows In You, just like what I imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
PS: I learned to play from watching Youtube and some of the websites that provide free lessons.