The Pianist — Waste and Void

Jonathan crawled towards the piano — lifted himself up and stood holding on to the bench while his fingers played with the keys. According to his mother Jonathan began to play a Mozart concerto — according to his father he simply pressed on the ivories. In either case, he was 13 months old and he already was gravitating to the instrument that would be a part of him for the rest of his life.
Bertha, Jonathan’s mother, was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 23, 1924. Her father was a highly regarded cardiologist and her mother had been a teacher at a small music school, teaching piano to middle schoolers…

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