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Year Two, Day 198: Imagine. A Thanksgiving Gift To My Dear Readers!

I had a super stellar day!

I have not felt this good in a long time.

I cleaned my room, organized all my music and put together a program for the homeless lunch I am playing for tomorrow.

I have missed my piano. I do not know why I have been away so long. But it is good to be back. I think it helped to get organized and possibly to take a break so that I would see what a hole music left in my life.

I also went for a nice dinner with my daughter.  Got caught up on ALL my laundry...not sure if that has ever happened!

I even gave my daughter a piano lesson and just hung out a bit with my adult children and Honey Dawg.

And tomorrow I will share my love for music with people who have very little. I am so looking forward to this.

Oh yes. Another thing I did was CALL people. Old school style. On the phone. I have become annoyed with texting and emailing. I am a musician. And an emotional, sensitive type. I NEED to hear tone of voice.

I made several calls this morning before I got kicked into cleaning mode. I think it was the human touch that revived me.

One of the pieces I am playing for the homeless tomorrow is "Imagine" by John Lennon.  Always brings a tear. Yes, dork that I am, even during my own playing of this timeless piece.

And so, my present to you, dear readers, is a youtube video of me playing "Imagine".  It is a one take, rough video shot in my bedroom.  But it is from the heart.

Happy Wednesday!

I will be taking tomorrow off from blogging to be with family and food. So

Happy Thanksgiving too!

Love to all,



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