Wow, this was quite an intense week. I don’t want to get too personal here, but I might as well share a little insight I got during that time.
Some people look back at their families and tell of some great war hero grandfather. Some have a great leader to tell about, a famous artist, a successful businessperson. Some can tell about great charity work or academic success. Meanwhile, one of the most famous stories about my grandmother is that hers was the second family to have a piano in her entire city.
Why is that meaningful? Because as part of a notoriously difficult immigration, of which many people remained in the lowest tiers of society for several generations, she didn’t think about anything but working extremely hard for one main goal – providing the best education possible for her children (of whom one would later become my mother). This is quite certainly one of the important factors in making me what I am today.
So, rest in peace and all that. This blog, and my life in general, will start going back to normal now.
 Not that a piano is the most important part of good education, but it’s certainly a reasonable part.