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February 2005

February 21, 2005 19:43

I just got back from a workshop/retreat with my orchestra to San Luis Obispo. It was great! We sound 1000% better. I feel like it still wasn't long enough though. Just one more day...

The concert is Sunday.

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February 15, 2005 23:16

My grandfather died yesterday. In less than 2 years, I've gone from 5 grandparents to 2. Two sudden deaths, including this time, and another not so sudden. Thursday is the memorial, for which I'm playing the Lord's Prayer. I had the BEST arrangement two years ago, but I've since moved, and lost it... but I'm picking up another (though a different arrangement) tomorrow. hopefully.

It's been tough. I don't usually like to write on anything other than music related stuff on this blog, but I feel like this needs to be documented somewhere. I'm tired. Truly. It hasn't all... hit me yet though. I've tried to just be here for my mom. I'll be driving to an orchestra tour this weekend about 5 hours away and... I suppose I'll have time while I'm there to enjoy myself violin-wise, but also to cry and simply get used to the fact that I won't be driving to see my grandfather anymore.

And life lives on.

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