This week we have the challenge of presenting you with four facts – except one of the so-called facts needs to be a lie. I always cringe at this challenge. While I have no trouble creating characters, the worlds they live in, and their activities, I’m at a loss when it comes to making stuff up about me. And a lot of the things that have happened to me has already been shared in my bio, on my facebook page, and elsewhere. So I’m sure this exercise will be quite easy for people who have known me for some time. Let’s give it a shot. Here are four statements about me. See if you can tell which one is false:
- While I ended up pursuing a music degree, originally I planned to study mathematics. I’ve always enjoyed puzzles of all kinds, and relished the challenge of solving equations.
- A quilt I made took second place at the county fair one year. I still think mine was better than the first place quilt, but since the winner was my cousin I can’t complain.
- I have performed in concerts at Constitution Hall in Washington DC, as well as several large venues in Europe. This all happened before I reached the ripe old age of 18.
- My grandfather was descended from a Japanese shogun, but since he was a younger son he was left to find his own fortune, which is why he came to America.
That’s it! Which one is the lie? How did you decide?
Oh, by the way, here’s a picture of the quilt I made for my friend Suzanne’s grandson. I still need to sew the opening closed and tie it. Suzanne gave me her extra fabric so I can make one for my own grandson! But my next project is a Halloween costume for myself. For our orchestra concert on the 25th, all members have been requested to wear something related to the “Dies Irae” theme – doom and gloom. I have the fabric, and hopefully I’ll have it done before I leave for my writer’s weekend retreat on Friday!