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Who I Was

Who I Was

I was given my first violin for Christmas when I was five, nearly six. My flute, Christmas 2004 — I was eight, nearly nine. I played the ocarina and the recorder in school, the way most children do at the age of six or seven. My mum taught me the basics of playing the violin, but I didn’t start lessons until 2003. These were in groups, at school. I wanted to take up the flute in 2003 instead of the…

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Deaf For A Day

Deaf For A Day

I was in the shower room drying my hair, but I heard the doorbell ring, so I knew that they were here. What I didn’t hear was the sound of footsteps walking down the hall, and I couldn’t make out the sound of the door opening, or the multiple sets of footsteps that walked right past me down to the living room. When I emerged, hurrying to make myself presentable before coming down, I could see my newly arrived relatives…

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