Dear reader, I hope your week is getting off to a lovely start. Here in the United States we are celebrating Memorial Day...with lots of apricots, bike rides, cousins, and hours at the piano.
In other words, we really know how to throw a party.
I honor the notion of remembering the dead, especially those who gave their lives in service to country. And, of course, loved ones who are dear to me. I would say they are rarely far from my mind.
In fact, I truly hope my mom is helping Sophie (and me) get through this piano exam. It is odd to have such distinct memories of being the daughter in this situation, and now to be sitting here as the mother, coaxing my child along...sometimes firmly, but also with great love, humor, and encouragement. It runs me through the gamut of emotions, drawing me closer to the circle of life, if I may use such sentimental tones.
It probably makes Sophie feel like clobbering me over the head with a metronome.
Anyway, it's been awhile since I hosted a giveaway. Here is a wee Tollipop original, very sweet, though presently without a name. I hope she reminds you of someone special.
To play along, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post. I will draw and announce a winner perhaps on Friday...