204. The felt inside a Yamaha piano
"The felt inside a Yamaha piano is made of wool from the underside of sheep sheared on a cold day. If the piano is not tended to properly, moths will eat holes even in this exceptionally tight felt. As a result, the tone of the piano becomes tinny."
(Incidentally, this is the first paragraph in the book.)
To dear Richard Canard. From the It's Only a Book project in which I'm deconstructing my 2003 book, Grace: A Memoir, and turning it into art.