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A (true) story about fulfilling my dream...

When I was a child I had the opportunity to host Yulia in my home.

She was one of the new immigrants in the great immigration wave of the 90's - a solitary woman who was a very talented pianist but did not know a word of Hebrew and was frightened and lost.

In her honor, my mother moved heaven and earth to bring a piano into our home.

As an 8-year-old, I watched Yulia blossom, finally breathing, finding herself again, and even smiling.

One time she invited me to join her - and thus it happened that she became my piano teacher.

Although we had no common language, we managed to understand each other and I succeeded in learning to play.

A year later, Yulia left and the piano left with her.

About two years ago I received a gift:

an out-of-tune, squeaky piano, beautiful and tired.

"You said this was your dream" my benefactor told me as I looked at him with excitement and fear –

I have no time to practice.

The piano is so old and out of tune.

I will never know how to play like a girl who has been studying her whole life.

I can't meet my benefactor’s expectations!

and I'm afraid to confront my own…

I realized that I would never be able to fulfill my dream,

and the piano's presence only burdened me -

reminding me that I had missed the train, lost my chance,

that I would never become a pianist.

What would you advise me to do? - Give up? Try? The main thing is to play?

In one of the dark periods of my life, the piano was medicine for me.

I started playing again and that became my safe, peaceful place.

It reminds me of my mother's sweet smells, clears my head, and heals my soul.

I don't need to be a musician or a composer.

I don't have to compare myself to someone who studied piano her whole life.

My benefactor expected that I would be happy,

and what about my expectations?

I understood that they were the real barrier preventing me from fulfilling the dream.

And when I told them to scram -- the dream was fulfilled.


You are the only thing preventing yourself from fulfilling the dream!

I invite you to get the better of yourselves;

To fulfill your dreams and goals - starting today

Wishing you to dream big

and enjoy your being


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