18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, September 5, 1913: I have such a pretty piece of music. I think I’ll have this one in better condition than my other ones, because I like it and it isn’t very hard.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Way to go, Grandma! I’m glad that you’re finally able to play some fun music—and you’re going to be well prepared for your weekly piano lesson
You’ve only been taking lessons since June—and so many diary entries have suggested that you’ve struggled to practice.
It is so much easier to practice pretty music than uninteresting pieces. Maybe you’re getting past those boring “beginner” pieces.