One Small Step for Man
Written by Bwog Staff
Lerner wasn’t exactly quiet this morning—still our Glass Box of Reverberation that we love so well—but the clatter seemed somehow different, almost mournful. As always, a faint tinkling of “Clair de Lune” troubled the air, courtesy of the fifth floor open-air piano. Conspicuously absent, though, was the usually accompanying (and conflicting) piano tune, typically “der Erlkönig,” or anything headachey by Liszt. The Second Law of Lerner Hall: for every too-loud pianist, there is an equally unknowing pianist on an adjacent ramp. Why was this day different from all others? Where was the second player?
A quick, hopeful jaunt up the ramps (could it be?) brought the answer, and with it, deliverance:
Lerner is now only mildly cacophonous because the piano lounge has lost a piano! While that pesky fifth floor baby grand remains (as does its oft-ignored brother in the basement), this disappearance marks a good first step. Taking upon his or her shoulders the burden of a generation, someone did the unthinkable-yet-necessary for us all. Be the change you want to see, right? One down, two to go ’til we study in peace.