The Hotel Lobby Pianist is a friend of mine. Since years, he plays the piano and sings nearly every night for the hotel guests of the bests hotels in town. He is there but also not. Being ignored by most of the guests, he is the ghost at the keyboard.
In the beginning of my career, I have been a professional musician too. For ten years I played the bass guitar to make my earnings, but I always had band colleagues. The Hotel Lobby Pianist must stand it all alone, every night.
On a regularly base, I come to see and hear him, how he is playing his soul out. It is the love of music that keeps him going and helps him to motivate himself every evening anew.