Well, today was Vince’s last violin lesson (sorry Kappa!). I didn’t tell Kelly in advance that we had decided to end violin – I wanted us to do it in person and together. Vince walked in and handed her a dozen roses and a box of chocolates and declared – this is my last lesson (and shed a few tears…)! It’s been a long time since Vince has put in regular practice sessions and I know I’ve been dragging this on because I love Kelly and – who knows – I wanted an excuse to see her every once in a while? Kelly was not surprised & did not try to convince him to keep going, rather she commented how we had lasted so long.
We found Vince’s first violin notebook and it indicated that 9/9/2010 was his first lesson! Almost exactly 7 years with Ms. Kelly. The end of an era. Vince didn’t play any violin at his last lesson, rather we looked at Kelly’s new 5-string electric violin and chatted about school and friends and what we were planning on doing in the coming year.