12 Aug Meanwhile, all ten fingers are hitting every particular key in just the right way and she has all the 26, or so notes memorized. Now in her early 20s, she has been . The famous cellist Pablo Casals was once asked why, at the age of 93, he still practiced three hours a day. "I'm beginning to see some. Between puffs of his cigarette, a telling prop for a man in cigar-smoking Cuba, certainly so in , he laughed at a joke, and the laughter turned into a vomit of blood that stained the white shirt front: a kind friend removed the still burning cigarette from Casal's fingers. The pose of the laughing smoker, vaguely erotic like. Fig. 2. Replantation of the distal phalanx of the left index finger. (A) Left index finger after amputation of the distal phalanx; (B) Aspect of the distal phalanx after microvascular anastomoses; (C and D) Dorsal and volar aspect of the hand ( respectively) one year after replantation showing complete viability of the replanted.