grace notes

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Last week, I returned to my keyboard for the first time in months (inspired by my inescapable desire to sing selections from the Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack). To my great shame, a layer of dust covered the music stand and even its tinny electric sound felt alien to my ears.

Given how long it’s been since I practiced piano in earnest, I almost feel undeserving of this dress – how dare I wear these stylized keys around my neck when I’ve neglected them for so long?

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This marks my first foray into the world of Miss Patina – a dress I acquired almost by accident at the end of the year through some unexpected store credit for one of their distributors. Because I’m trying to buy most of my clothes secondhand in 2019, I look forward to finding more of their cute garments in previously owned form!

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Perhaps, with time, the backup band of embroidered musical cats will convince me to face the music more regularly once more…

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