Posted in personal, pia's music January 23rd, 2009 by piablog

Our welcome home gift to The Netherlands has been 48 hours of incessant rain and near darkness. You may think I exaggerate when I say near darkness, especially those of you who live even further north than I do, but having just come from a land where sunlight manages to shine through concrete walls, you can forgive me for thinking this place is dark.

Don’t worry mes amis, I will get over it! I will find the beauty in all that surrounds me again. Just give me a little time. And allow me to weep freely as I mourn the absence of my sunny homeland on this grey wet day.

To top off my melancholy mood, it’s my mum’s birthday today, and I am not there. I did however, leave her a little gift which I hid in the seat of the piano stool. I wrapped the gift in a turquoise silk scarf which I bought at the Bondi Markets on Sunday.

So happy birthday mum! Here is a little clip I just made for you. Right now the sun is about to set on the bay over there, making the water sparkle. and about this time of day I would be playing a little song on the piano…

mes ailes
by rbigeard

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  1. esti says

    I hope you can get over the melancholy soon. I too long for some sun :)

    January 23rd, 2009 | #

  2. Courtney says

    Missing home is such a sad type of heartbreak. I am sorry you couldn’t celebrate your mom’s birthday with her, and your piano piece included in the video clip seemed to fit your melancholy perfectly (as your musical pairings always do.)

    I am glad that catching up with friends helped perk up your mood, and I hope that you have the very best weekend possible. xo

    January 24th, 2009 | #

  3. Tartelette says

    Exactly the melody I needed tonight! I can always count on you to remind me to breathe!

    January 24th, 2009 | #

  4. Marloes says

    Ugh. I know what you mean, stupid Dutch weather. Let’s just hope spring kicks in early this year..

    January 25th, 2009 | #

  5. pia says

    Yes indeed Marloes. I have noticed my tulip bulbs are already sprouting so perhaps that is a sign of an early spring. fingers crossed!!

    Thank you Tartelette, your beautiful comments on my music and posts always bring a huge smile to my face.

    Courtney – it is isn’t it. I am feeling better, thank you xx

    Esti – bring on the sun!!


    January 25th, 2009 | #

  6. tempestdelfuego says

    I hope the sun shines for you soon! I just got back from vacationing in South Africa, where it was warm and sunny every day. When we returned home, the snow was still on the ground and the sun didn’t come out for days. To cheer myself up I would look at my suntanned hands and go back to the beach in Cape Town. Your music always helps to cheer me up, too!
    The sun is up there, just waiting to warm you up. :)

    January 26th, 2009 | #

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