Sunday, October 2, 2011

Piano Recital

I repeatedly wiped the sweat from my hands on the program I clutched, as I sat nervously waiting my turn. Luis grabbed my hand and assured me that I would do fine. My heart pounded and I tried to think of something else. Oh why, oh why did I choose high heels? What if I fall on the way to the stage? What if my heel catches on the pedal? I winced as I heard others make nervous mistakes, thinking that I was in the same boat. It doesn’t matter, I’m just going to do my best. Hmph, I should’ve just decided to play a piece on the violin! Think of something else, think of something else. My fingers were swollen by now (that happens when I get nervous and sweaty!). There was no way I could make it through my whole recital piece. It was my turn. I walked up confidently and bowed to the audience. I smiled slyly as they applauded and sat myself down on the stool. Why this sudden confidence? There was no way I could make it through the Alleluia piece. So I did what I had to do. I played Popcorn and Peanuts from Charley Brown, a song that I had been playing since my childhood. The audience went wild with applause when I finished (especially my classmates who knew right away that I had changed songs). I bowed again and smiled triumphantly. As I walked back to my seat, I couldn’t help but notice the shocked and serious expression on my piano professor’s face. There would be apologies later!!!!


  1. Lol you are funny!! Love you and can't wait to see you!

  2. Hahaha!! That is so hilarious!! What did your teacher say??? Love you!!

  3. I'm roaring with laughter! I can't believe you did that -- you sly girl! I don't think I would have had the nerve (or that it would have even ever occurred to me to switch pieces). I've definitely heard Popcorn and Peanuts from you a few times over the years (I think I can hear it now...)! :-)


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