⪧ We left our life in New York City to make a new one in Provence ⪦

September 26, 2011

A performance.

Last night I very ceremoniously sat down at the piano and performed my favorite piece. It was for a brand new, very important audience. The baby. Apparently, her hearing apparatus is now in tact and she can hear voices and musical notes, car horns and telephones. When I discovered this recently, it made me cringe slightly thinking about the bearing of all those sounds on freshly originated ears. Then I liked the idea. So, I narrate like I'm a mad one: "Here comes a donut," or "that's laughter," or "that's my boss' voice - ignore him." Xavier has started in as well. He puts his mouth against my belly button and says things like (in a covert tone), "C'est ton papa qui te parle, je te parle en français parce que c'est une langue bien meilleure...et ce sera notre langue a tous les deux." (It is your dad speaking, I'm speaking to you in French because it is a much better language, and it will be ours).

I got a little nervous (like fluttering in my stomach) when I was playing the Chopin Nocturne because of my audience. The fluttering may have actually been the baby applauding because that is what she is supposed to feel like to me right about now when she claps her hands.

6 comments:

Marnie said...

How beautiful! Your most important audience ever! One of my girls used to love it back when I used to sing opera - either that or she was uncomfortable with the heavy diaphragmatic beathing - lol!
Don't worry about abrasive sounds though - it's all absorbed through a big puddle of water : )

Jill said...

All I can say is...if that baby really can hear you, she is going to be one very entertained baby!

D1Warbler said...

Love it!

We have a friend who always played a certain violyn piece when she was carrying one of her children. It is still that child's favorite music!

Brad said...

I hope she will be hearing a lot of Mozart in the coming months.

Xtreme English said...

Yes, Mozart!

Julie said...

I love the idea of a fetus being awash in a world of senses that don't really include sight because sight is soooo overrated once you get out of the womb and all the other senses recede. So live up the sound while you have the chance in utero I say

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