I had my annual student piano recital on Friday, May 13.
I was talking with Veronica at one of her play performances in April, and she was saying she hadn’t messed up so far, and she had one more performance to go. “Knock on wood,” I said.
Veronica looked at me. “Megan, I didn’t know you were superstitious.”
“I’m not.” I laughed.
“Then why’d you say knock on wood?” she asked, puzzled.
“Just for fun.” I shrugged. “Look, I just scheduled my piano recital for Friday, May 13 … trust me, I’m not superstitious.”
Veronica shook her head. “Nope. You’re not.”
(Veronica and I at the play she was in, Annie Get Your Gun … super cool!)
Back to the recital. In a burst of genius, I decided to learn a song that I heard exactly 10 days before my recital. My teacher had the music for it, and it was only 3 pages long. My teacher graciously helped me with it, and I did learn it – the actual performance didn’t go that great, but that’s OK. It’s a fun little piece.
Oh, and the dress I’m wearing? I sewed that the day of the recital. That was one of those similar bursts of genius … can you hear the sarcasm? I had a huge to-do list that week to get ready for the recital, and by 10:30 Friday morning, I was pretty much set. So … I decided to sew a dress to wear. I had the fabric and pattern, and it was already cut out, so all I had to do was sew it. I did use a few shortcuts to finish it on time … really, who needs to worry about a zipper when you can pull it over your head?
After the recital I had Emily record this piece for me, because the piano we got to play on was just so gorgeous. This is probably my favorite piece I worked on this semester.
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