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Braving the Piano Recital

This moment–eight minutes before the start of their piano recital–is the most serious I have seen Silas. Also the stillest. And maybe that’s because his stomach is all trembly about plunking those piano keys up there alone for all those folks in the pews. But he rises. And he sits. And he plays his In My Red […]

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What it Costs

Silas is a mix of snot and fumbled fingers. His wad of toilet paper in his front pocket is at the ready for when frustration signals his nose to run. Or for when his brain says, “enough,” and I’ve asked him to try one more time. He can catch the tears there, too. I’m in […]

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Tiny Tune

It didn’t last long.  Thirty-eight seconds or so. But the duet my daughter played with her piano teacher was music–like real notes and stuff…and it was beautiful. Half a count after the last note, my daughter sprung from the bench, bowed haphazardly in the direction of the piano and then eyed the floor shyly as she […]

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