“The Second Horse of Pianoforte Jack”

Albumleaf 146: October 3, 2018 (Bologna)

A piano is pretty heavy–even for a horse!

A cowboy who plays the piano is already more promising . . . But maybe it would be good if he always carried it near him, on a horse . . . “Pianoforte Jack always travels with two horses–he on the first, the piano on the second . . . When he makes camp, he puts the piano on the ground and plays Brahms’s lullaby or the Diabelli Variations by Beethoven . . . ”

–Gianni Rodari, The Grammar of Fantasy, pp. 91-92