Recently Michelle and I have begun to mindfully be cognizant of the good things in our lives rather than dwell on the bad things – which 2020 has tried to make everyone do. I have to recognize that my impact on people’s lives has been more significant than I tend to acknowledge.
Recently I have been tagged or copied or directly messaged on varying social media by former students expressing delight over some musical performance or performer or composition. It humbles me every time it happens because I so seldom acknowledge the impact my teaching had on their lives.
To all my former students: Thank you for trusting me to be part of your life. I end with this link sent by Nick Case – a member of Master Chorale at SDSMT and part of Dakota Voices during its heyday