The Ecstasy & the Agony


I attended my first recital last Sunday.

No one explained to me the rules. And by that I mean that it would go on forever and ever, amen. There were 63 kids on the program, mostly piano players, but some saxes, singers, drummers (!) and a small band. The Maker went fifth, and the Husband said we couldn’t sneak out after. It would have been awkward, anyway, since I (not knowing!!) got us seats smack in the middle of the fourth or fifth row.

The second-best part of the entire program was when the emcee announced our boy, saying “Seth Creech, ‘Are You Sleeping’.” I laughed out loud, and thankfully no one glared at me. I’d have glared right back at them. My boy!

And of course, the Maker was wonderful. He got stuck, but calmly figured out what he wanted to do and did it. I was deeply proud for the entire 55.2 seconds. Longer, even!

And next time I’ll bring a magazine.

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3 Responses to The Ecstasy & the Agony

  1. Geoff May 7, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    Great job Seth! It’s a tough business performing in front of a crowd, especially on a musical instrument. You did a great job! Keep it up the hard work, it is paying off!

  2. Mary Jo May 12, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    This is great! I remember when I took piano lessons — they rock! As does the Maker.

  3. Sine Botchen May 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    At her recital, my niece, at approx the same age, mounted the stage and busted out a totally cool (and unexpected) piano tune. Later, her mom met up with the piano teacher and complemented her on the on the “last minute” change and how well Madison had pull it off considering she had never heard her daughter practice the piece before. The piano teacher looked at my sister-in-law (though somewhat still pale) and said “Well, that makes two of us..”

    Art Linkletter woulda had a field day with this kid..

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