HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Silver Linings of the Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has had some silver linings. It activated communication with many friends and colleagues overseas, and it deepened my friendship with my piano teacher from the almost five years that I lived in London (UK). I was a piano beginner at that time. Later on, we met each other regularly during my postdoctoral work in Cambridge (UK). I always admired her as a piano teacher and her curiosity about music as a therapeutic tool. My incentive to play piano came from my mother, who played piano since she was a child. Musical fantasias and family friends’ poetry readings that my mother shared with me have been one of highlights during this pandemic that I would like to share with you.