by Chrysa Smith

Check out this video, then close your eyes and imagine the best possible explanation for this unusual sight. I began this blog before the media found that it was just a prank played by some Florida college students. But it has such romantic possibilities, I began to fantasize, and I invite you to do the same. After all, it is almost Valentine’s Day.

Personally, I’d like to be on the deck of a large, white yacht in my skinny girl bikini, with deeply golden brown skin, sipping on a cold, tall drink. Next to me, my handsome guy—six-pack abs, dark hair and skin, in his board shorts, tending to my every possible need. We see the sandbar and the curious instrument, drop an anchor, step ashore and he begins the loveliest rendition of Unchained Melody or Etta James’ At Last.

Hello? Back to Reality? Must I?

It’s always fun to fantasize about being in the situation, but that doesn’t explain just how the piano wound up there. Of course, there is the media explanation—but enough of reality already. I say let’s have a little fun, shall we? Here are some of my possible explanations—what are yours?

  • Fell off a Somalian pirate ship
  • Property of Captain James Hook
  • An angel mistook pennies for ‘pianos from heaven’
  • From the Sponge Bob Band
  • From Arielle’s new pianist
  • Uncorked from a giant, floating botttle