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I fell in love with a pianist's hands.

They danced across my skin in minuets, his fingers tripping cadenzas up and down my spine. He brushed sonatas through my hair and across my shoulders, pianissimo. I trembled beneath his trills. The primal, earnest rage of Bach swelled in hot crescendos along my throat, beneath my ribs, guided by his hands --- Mozart, coolly logical, raised goosebumps down my arms --- Chopin soothed the fire and finally calmed my hammering heart.

I fell in love with a pianist's hands, listening from the back of the coffee shop while my lungs fought for breath, making wishes until he was gone.
Not exactly fiction, but edited for privacy and decorum.
I wish I'd had the nerve to talk to him, but wouldn't have been any sane way to start that conversation.
Synesthesia bites, sometimes.
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lucid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made my eyes water! It's beautiful. :)
QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Writer
<3 Thank you so much!
WrittenInRaw Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Writer
Awe this is very cleverly worded. I think we've all felt that yearn for... the person across the room...
Nebulaeyes77 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely beautiful (: (:
QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you very much. :)
viteaz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Sounds wonderful & I like the tone... an a cappella 'hammering heart', struggling to be in tune with the 'slow hands'! :iconnyan-elett-plz::iconnyan-elett-plz::iconnyan-elett-plz::iconnyan-elett-plz::iconnyan-elett-plz::iconnyan-elett-plz:  
QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Writer
<33 Thank you!
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
Wow, that's interesting. I'm synesthetic also, but not with sound. I have grapheme-color synesthesia. :D
QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Ooh, cool. That sounds to me like it would be so distracting. 
I've been doing some research on it recently. You grow up seeing the world in a certain way, and it never occurs to you that other people don't experience it the way you do. Apparently, you can develop new crossovers or lose the ones you have. I would deeply hate to lose it.
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   General Artist
You should definitely read Wednesday is Indigo Blue if you haven't already. It's a great book! :)
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