The Piano Teacher and His Starr One day the piano teacher found himself lingering over a kindlyslightly older female student, whose hands were very supple, as heshowed her a certain fingering in front of class. He was aware thatshe inspired in him a tremendous gentleness and patience but didnot give it much thought. He in fact treated her as if she was aspecial needs student, the other students noticed his doting on her.This particular student was very kind and gentle, almost like a lostsoul, but one day she surprised him. During one of the practiceroutines she suddenly stood up from the piano as if she wanted toshow the teacher something about proper posture, when all of a suddenshe thrust her arms straight out in front of her body, with her wrists upand palms facing the teacher.She then calmly asked the teacher to put his hands out in the same position and to press against her palms so that the 20 set of fingerswould be perfectly aligned. The piano teacher feeling he would humor her, as she seemed at that moment like the most hapless creature in theworld with absolutely no talent for the instrument , did as he was told,as the class wondered what was up?Suddenly and without notice as his palms pressed against hers hereceived a jolt that went right through his body. He pulled away stunned,at first thinking it was merely some kind of static electricity, until he sawin her eyes something that terrified him. Stepping backwards and withoutrealizing what he was saying he blurted out, “your psychic, aren’t you”,to the amazement and bewilderment of the class, which he then dismissed.As the students left he became very nervous as he thought that people withsecond sight, or people who shined, brought misfortune or even death.The student did all she could to calm him by telling him her story.She had been benevolently stalking him for two years, waiting for him,checking him out, as she would sign up for his class, come the first week,and drop, sitting in the back of the room. The piano teacher did not remember her. She would drive from another city where she lived the two hours awayto see him, her name was Starr Gemstone.