Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Piano Recital

Best dress
Hair combed
Nervous eyes darting about the room
Fidgeting with your glasses, your face, your clothes
Oh the anticipation

Quick steps to the piano
Biting your lip, your inner cheek
Counting quietly
Leg wrapped around the piano leg
Self-conscious smirk at a mistake

Rushing back to your chair
Your seat
Your parents

I wonder if you know that everyone in the room wants the best for you?
I wonder if there is this amount of humanity, this amount of grace, at a kids' hockey game?


Anonymous ccap'sboy said...

Terrific post, Moodge.

It was great to be a part of the evening, watching our nieces and their friends do a fantastic job on the piano.

And yes, it beat a hockey game, or any game, hands down.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think any time there are small children earnestly attempting to do their best, there is humanity and grace.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

You said it well. I found myself getting all choked up even when OTHER kids did well.

4:30 PM  

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