So I was asking myself a lot of questions. Then, just minutes after opening the check and the letter, I received an e-mail from a former student, explaining that he had "needed to take some time this past year to put [his] piano playing in perspective," but he knows now what "a great teacher" I am, and asking if I have any openings in my fall schedule. (It just so happens I do--see the preceding paragraph!) I met with him yesterday, and it appears that we are going to be able to renew our relationship in a mutually satisfactory way. Is that synchronicity, or WHAT?!?
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