Value art over money - On moving a piano through the air
There is a lot of talk about value here on steem. Value in economic sense. In sentimental sense. And sometimes I'm trying to add some layers of philosophical value on top of all that.
But today I feel like reflecting on art as a value, by sharing some of my happiness. Of a choice I had to make, and which wasn't easy. But I did make a choice, and I'm extremely happy I did. Even though it costed a lot of money... Value cannot always be measured economically. I would even say, it can hardly ever be measured in money, even though most people do it anyway.
When I grew up, we had a baby grand piano that I learned to play the piano on. The smallest size possible in grand pianos (we had no spare wall available). An old one, nothing extremely fancy and not more expensive at the time than a normal piano. But an instrument I stared to love, and I still love it. Even though its economic value is not very high, as it is old and never 100% in tune. But the way it plays... it's just amazing.
In the end I decide to do it. Spend one type of value (hard cash) for another type of value (that of being able to enjoy making art). Time will tell if it was the right decision. But at least it was a nice experience, seeing a (baby) grand piano hanging mid-air!
At least it is time to dust of my sheet music. I'm really looking forward to be able to play again, working from home has just gotten even better!
So yes, choosing artistic value over economic value, any day. If possible.