The strains of "Finlandia" are now a constant in the house. Because I'm going to be in a piano recital! On Tuesday, we started the song (one of my favorites), the next one in my book, and my teacher said, "This would be a perfect piece for the recital in April."
I've never played in a recital, a childhood rite-of-passage for so many. Mine will be in my fifth decade! The kids are very supportive and excited for me. When I said I was thinking about it, they chorused, "You have to! Play, Mom, play!"
Who can say no to that audience?