Open letter to Paul, Clare, Jan, Ann, to Apollo5, VOCES8, to all VCM family and whoever followed my adventures in London
Yesterday I arrived at home safely, and today I am back to work again!
I admit it: it is always nice to come back home and to find your environment exactly in the same way you left it. Same streets, same shops, same village, same work, same husband (hopefully!). In a way, it calms me knowing that nothing has changed its appearance.
However, I changed. I left a piece of my heart down in the City of London, at the Gresham Centre.
I can’t say how lucky I was to meet you.
Just three feelings for your work: admiration, inspiration, gratitude.
I learnt so much with my brain in these days (by listening and watching, as Harry use to say); but I learnt far much more with my heart.
I was – and I am – just so moved by the passion you demonstrate day after day, even in the smallest activity or the toughest context. Your commitment made me think so much, both from the artistic point of view, and from the management perspective.
Your efforts push me to spend my current days in Italy with much more renewed strength.
It was so lovely to contribute, just as much as I could, to your great projects.
I was so glad to be part of the inner workings, even for such a short time. I wish I could fulfill your expectations; if not, I am sorry, I definitely should come back to improve myself (joking!) 🙂
So, thank you for your smiles, for your patience, for your amazing melodies and your special rhythms, for your energy, for being indulgent on my mistakes, for your enthusiasm and fun.
Thank you for every single ‘thank you’ you told me, they helped me to be a little more confident.
I keep a different memory of each one of you, because you are all special and dear to me.
Now I should stop here, or I will have to push back my tears.
So, the end of this letter should at least be funny.
Take care, and let’s keep in touch.