I'm a musician/artist, poor, rent an old
beat-up studio apartment. Just enough room for my twin
bed, a desk...it's 10'x15'.
Anyway, I play the Veracruz harp. It's
got no case.
I walk in, leaned the harp against
something, sort of tripped, the harp fell, I was falling
and had one second to decide to fall "pushup" style on
the harp, so as not to crunch the whole harp, or one
foot goes through the strings. Well being 6'2" and about
250lbs, AND about 48 years at the time, I decided, "one!
foot goes through the strings" And the strings went
"ping, ping, ping." And yes I saved the harp AND me too.
That's my story.