To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

Originally posted on Sunshine & Daisies:
Dear woman behind me in line at the grocery store, You don’t know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since October 1, 2013. You have no clue that my family has gone through the wringer. You have no clue that we have faced unbelievable hardship. You have no clue we have been humiliated, humbled, destitute. You have no clue I have cried more days than not; that I fight against bitterness taking control of my heart. You have no clue that my husband’s pride was shattered. You have no… Continue reading To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

Free lessons: take the first, and the first, and the first

I am asking this to you all, since probably there is someone out there who could know the answer. Is a first free music lesson “custom”?? I recently (actually… today) had some problems with a new parent: two weeks ago she wrote me that she wanted to start  piano lessons for her almost 4 years old daughter. I met her, I explained how I work, prices and so on and then I taught the first lesson to the little girl. Her mom scheduled the second lesson (I explained that I bill lessons quarterly) that she also took, after rescheduling (she- rescheduled) because – I … Continue reading Free lessons: take the first, and the first, and the first