After being holed up on Missing Data Lane, tonight's recital was a wonderful diversion. My daughter played in her first violin recital since starting violin this past summer. It was quite an exciting musical night for us all. The night was pretty amazing because of the caliber of performances, from my daughter's "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to Sibelius' Violin Concerto, op. 47, allegro moderato. We also finally got to see a good friend of ours play (he played Mozart's Violin Concerto in A, #5, last movement). One of the greatest moments, however, was when my daughter made a mistake in the middle of her performance and looked straight into the audience with a wide and bright grin and said, "oops." On the way home, my daughter said now she understands why she has to practice every day. She also said she wished she had practiced more; I think she might have the performing bug. After she performed her two songs, she was just beaming and didn't seem to want to leave the stage. I kept thinking of "The Sound of Music" when a Frauline was awarded a prize and she kept bowing until they escorted her off the stage.