A huge opening to the concert and some beautiful and intense moments even if I must say so myself. The violinist and I hugged for a long time afterwards. It was a huge undertaking for us, to put something like this together in a few days. In the moment of silence after the last note I felt overwhelmed with what just happened and heard an almost whispered 'bravo,' I think from the violist of our group. Performing is a mindset. You have to be confident and never give up and boy, did I have my work cut out for me this time. Off to bed. Up for a coffee with an old friend before performing the same pieces again and then heading home.... I was scared and kind of viewed these concerts as a pain. However, I now must say that it was probably the best Mothers day gift my family could give. I was able to come here and realize, you know what? I still have it in me. And in many ways, despite not practicing or performing as much as I once did and having a lot of other competing responsibilities, I am probably a better pianist than I ever was. I love the musicians here and my community. They expect a lot of me but you couldn't ask for a more supportive bunch. One day, when the kids are done with school, I hope to move back here.
This story is about my family. We make our home in Westchester County, NY. I am a concert pianist, but mostly I am mom. My husband works in IT. We have 2 boys, our pride and joys. Jake (12) loves reading, freaky facts, and table tennis. Belac (10) loves to draw, make videos, and build with Lego. He also has atypical, high-functioning autism, not Asperger's. This blog began on the first day of school in our new hometown of Sunny Patch and our story is forever evolving. If pressed, though, I'd say this blog is about figuring things out and making the best of everything we've got.