Great article on Bill Wesloski’s ’71 piano playing.

Blind since birth, Bill Wesloski can’t see the change. But he can hear it and feel it.

He knows the past few days have been different as customers line up to say goodbye to the Younkers Tea Room. He can tell by the buzz.

Wesloski sits on stage, plays the piano, and takes in the sounds and smells. The crowd is bigger. Wesloski can tell by the way bodies fill the space and muffle the music.

Read the whole thing. I would rather here a Commencement speech by Wesloski (especially on the occasion of his 35th reunion this coming June) then the regurgitated drivel that the College usually inflicts on its graduating seniors. But maybe that’s just me.

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