Today's piece is dedicated to my parents, Michael and Mary Lee McQuade. Because who better to appreciate something inspired by a cute thing my kid did last night than his grandparents?
I'll set the scene. We (me, my husband Michael and my son Sebastian) are in the car, headed to Kavarna (the official caffeine sponsor of Piano Per Diem!) to check out some live music (Lil' Rev, who plays a mean ukelele). We're listening to Stevie Wonder's Talking Book album in the car. Sebastian starts trying to explain a card game he learned at school this week. It somehow involves taking two cards and adding the numbers together...the kid's a bit of an unreliable narrator, so we're not quite sure how this works. The one thing he was certain of as he explained the game was the name of it: Two Digital (I'll save you the trouble of Googling this...no hits. So we're going to have to take his word for it).
So. After trying to explain this game, Sebastian falls silent for a few seconds. Then he starts chanting the name of the game ("Two digital...two digital...two digital...") in perfect sync with the Stevie Wonder song that was playing at the time: "Maybe Your Baby".
This might be one of those "you had to be there" stories...only interesting to the family...my attempt to translate Sebastian's chant into today's piece is the closest I can get to sharing the moment.
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