It's been on the cards for a while
but now it's official:
music will have to be locked in a box, never to see the light
of day, of concert hall, of salon again.
made his presence felt long ago,
his advance has been steady,
now the invasion is complete.
The war is lost,
arthritis rules the day!
The Consultant said so: there is no chance of the shoulder joint being repaired to make any meaningful playing possible. What has brought pleasure, now brings pain: an occupational hazard.
Strangely, I am by far the sadder of the two us.