I didn’t really like this song in the beginning, when she first chose it for this year’s recital piece. After hearing it countless times though, it grew on me. I could imagine a complete storm in my head, literal or figurative, from the increasing darkness and pouring rain to the clouds breaking, rain letting up and light shining again. It makes me think about the relationship between music and emotion, not quite knowing which creates the other, the sound or the feelings.
I love to hear and watch her play, especially since it is something she loves to do. I hope she will play for me when I’m old.