I am grateful for this throwback Thursday. Yesterday, at my piano lesson, my piano teacher showed me this card that I apparently made for her several years ago for her birthday.
Today, I remembered to show it to my mom and really take a look at it. I totally don’t remember making it at all or giving it to her or how many years ago it was. But I like that it reminds me that there are some constants in my life. My family, my music, and my art are always things that will be with me. No matter where I go or what I am doing or who I am with because those are the things that make me who I am.
Every year, before we have our piano recital (for all the people who take lessons with my teacher), she fills a note card up with information about us that she thinks is important for her to tell the “audience” as our “introduction”. This year, I have changed a lot and done a lot of knew things and so we started all over making my card. Finally, at the end of our discussion, I summed it up. “My life is school, music, and being Jewish”. Sure I left some things out (family, visual arts). But if I had to, at every stage of my life, I could boil it down to those same five things. They are what matter most to me. So love your family, savor your music, create your art, delve into your learning, and find your culture, community and religion to be your core and your inspiration.