September 22, 2012
The morning is full of painters, plasterers, carpenters, cleaning help, and then I flee to the train station to pick up Luiz. We drive straight down to school to rehearse for tomorrow on the piano in my classroom, and then to my friends’ house where he will stay. They, in great kindness, have prepared a delicious dinner and have friends over too, so we all eat, chat, laugh, and I slowly feel myself relax. Home to inspect the work of the day– truly impressive– and fall into bed, looking forward to the recording session and concert tomorrow.