Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another Coincidence

Okay. So there's been quite a few coincidental things popping up in my life lately. Last weekend on Saturday, we went to Emily's memorial. It was beautiful. Tons of singing, music and memories. Luke LOVED the singing and music. He was transfixed by it and whenever there was singing, he was trying to sing along in his own little baby way. It made me do a lot of thinking about where I am and where I want to be in life. A lot of food for thought. Monday, I get into the office, have a crazy morning and then I have a moment to just settle in to my work and enjoy the classical station I have playing on my computer. And out of nowhere I hear "The Swan" from "Carnival of the Animals" by Dvorak. It's not a piece they play often, due to its novelty. However. It's the piece that Emily taught me that summer. Not only did I learn a piece that was way harder than anything I had attempted up to then, but she had me perform it at full assembly. In front of a lot of people. Accompanied only by a dancer and a pianist. From memory. Things I thought I'd never be able to do. So, I pose to you - was that a message from Emily?

8 comments:

Melissa McCarthy said...

I think so! When my teacher George died, it set me on a new course as a player. I felt like I had to live up to his memory. It ended up being a very good thing for my playing. I feel bad that I've fallen off the wagon, so to speak, since Harry was born, though. I really want to set a good example for him.

buddha_girl said...

Of course it was a message from Emily. I know it may sound a little kooky, but I truly believe that people who've passed on can and do contact us in their own ways. It's up to us to recognize when it happens.

Emily certainly sounds like a guardian angel to me!

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Melissa - I wish we lived closer - then we could have double play dates - Harry and Luke and you and me! I haven't really been practicing - my practicing has been getting to rehearsal early to go over things I have issues with.

BG - I think so too. Sometimes I wonder if I read too much into things. But I agree, if we're open to it, it can happen.

Melliferous Pants said...

Yes!

I had a friend who loved dragonflies. At the close of her grave site service, I stepped back and saw a swarm of dragonflies over the crowd. It made me burst into tears but it was the first comforting thing I saw during a very difficult day.

Maureen said...

Wow. Could be, who knows? But it is a nice way to remember her and all she taught you.

You really are having a lot of premonitions lately, no? Must be that Mother's Intuition setting in.

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Pants - What a great story - I love synchroncitous things like that.

Maureen - Could be. It's definitely been amped up since having Lucas.

sprizee said...

Ah, that's great. I tend to think things happen for a reason so I'm going with yes. The universe is laughing with you, not at you. Something like that.

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

I like that idea Sprizee - the universe laughing with me.