I played piano for church yesterday. I play on the first and third Sundays usually. I enjoy doing it. I enjoy almost any involvement with music. I like music.
Yesterday before the prelude, the church was really quiet, so when I started playing, I was as quiet as I could possibly be. I had the soft pedal down, and was using the lightest touch possible.
After I finished playing, one of the parishioners came to the back to greet a visitor, and stopped by the piano to say I should play more softly. He was serious, but I laughed because I had played as quietly as I could.
It was even more funny, because this particular person is always telling me to play more softly. I think it’s something with his hearing aids. I do at least appreciate that he says something to me instead of just talking about it with others.