Friday, June 22, 2012
My friend Suzanne is on the stairway with the accordion. She truly is an amazing woman. She plays so many instruments that I've lost count.
She's the Queen of Frequent Flyer miles. Suzanne is the only person I know who actually likes to fly these days. Earlier this year, she flew to Hong Kong. Now if memory serves me correctly, she wasn't there even 24 hours. She never stayed in a hotel. Instead, Suzanne took in the sights, rode the famous cable car, had a great Chinese dinner and flew home. You know what she does with the miles she accumulates? Well, she sent her parents to Hawaii and she will donate frequent flyer miles to "starving artist" musicians who don't have enough money to fly to a promising audition.
Playing at Busch Gardens is something she does once a week just for fun. She is also a gifted church organist and choir mistress. She plays as a piano accompanist at a local university. Suzanne composes music. She also plays the flute and the bassoon on a professional level. Suzanne also sings beautifully. But Busch Gardens is just for fun, where she blesses friends with comped or discounted tickets.
Something in my DNA really resonates when I watch Irish step dancing and hear Irish music. I'm 100% Irish and proud of my heritage.
Posted by JPG at 10:40 PM