Vladimir Putin visited Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and while waiting for the prez, he played a tune on a grand piano. Putin came across as both suave and eerie at the some time.
His song carried a sad, serious presence. I detect a great melancholy in the way Putin plays the keyboard. Is the way the Russian President plays the piano a reflection upon his own self, character and image?
Perhaps, Putin’s tune is reflection on the sad divisions within our world, that we must divide each other into camps and then go over to that camp’s capital and play the piano there. I wonder if John Lennon would have imagined the outcome of the early 21st century.
My grandfather on my dad’s side was a pianist, regularly performing for much more well-off folks in the Marriott Hotel. I’ve never heard him play the piano, but I’ve heard Vlad’s play something sad. It reminded me of a grandfather I’ve never met. That’s why I’m commemorating this occasion with some Putin memes in the gallery just for my loyal readers.