it is very difficult to play the piano well at 11 in the morning, but it is even harder with a broken finger. yes, it is true. i broke my finger last night, and then attempted to play piano this morning. everytime i hit the high notes, i could feel my bones crunching around in my pinkie, i could see the bandage get redder. but i kept playing.
you ask why i write about this... there is a good moral. i played for 20 minutes, but i am not playing now. i quit because the pain was too great. i quit because the pain was too great.