I will be playing on September 11th and remembering the day 10 years ago when everything changed.
The weekend after the horrible events I was scheduled to play a church service at Southport Congregational Church. The pieces I had previously selected were quiet and soulful. It was just what happened to be on the docket and now ten years later the church has asked me to perform those same pieces again on the 10th anniversary.
I have played them countless times since then and never attached the events to those pieces.
I will also be playing as the names of victims are read out on the green in Fairfield.
On the first anniversary of the event I refused to play on the local TV station because the lady who contacted me said that it would be "good publicity" for me. How could anyone say that or think that? I told them to find a cellist. I am sure they used the same line.
Sometimes we should do things because it is the right thing to do, not for reward or benefit. This is one of those times.