Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Journey Continues: Summer in Austria!

Hello My Dears-

We have news! Eric has won a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study Mozart in Vienna, Austria this summer! We are busy making preparations and trying to decide how this trip will fit into our plans. We are hoping to make stops in Italy and England as well.

He applied for two grants but this one is feeling more and more like a match made in heaven. Eric spent a year living in Frieburg Germany in college, and has some (rusty!) German language skills. This program ends just before the Hawaiian school year starts up again (in late July, quite soon really!) And he is constantly tinkering around on various instruments around the house- over the years he's learned to play songs on the accordion, guitar, ukulele and piano.

And for the perfect cherry on top, our local Kona Music Society is celebrating Mozart with a special screening of the excellent film Amadeus this weekend and a performance of Requiem in May. Is that a sign or what?

I am so proud of my husband's ability to seek out and capture opportunities for growth. I have to confess, at times I feel anxious about what will happen next and can't see how it will all come together. I am learning to worry less by staying present in the moment, but I still feel doubt sometimes. He is steadfast in his faith in himself and continues to teach me what it means to have confidence in the journey. Congratulations my love and thank you for sharing this crazy adventure with me.

1 comment:

david said...

Huzzah! Tell Eric congrats. I know the both of you will make the most of Austria.


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