Last Sunday night I had a dream that Chloe and Carmen were singing a duet, accompanied by Jaclyn. It wasn't difficult to figure out where the dream came from: earlier that day we'd had our Primary Children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation and Carmen and Chloe each sang a solo part in the music. In my dream Jaclyn accompanied because she's Jaclyn and I don't know why else.
At breakfast I shared my dream with the little girls (Jaclyn was already gone to school) and Chloe's response was, "But it wasn't a true dream."
Later that morning I opened my email and found a request from our Ward Music Chairperson asking if Carmen and Chloe would sing a Christmas duet in December. I guess we had the same dream, probably for the same reasons. Well, Carmen and Chloe couldn't believe it, but they turned immediately to making dream requests that we 'live in the country' and 'have a horse' and 'have an amusement park in our backyard'. I haven't been able to dream any of those things (let alone dream them into life).
Thinking of Jaclyn accompanying, I haven't blogged about something she did in seminary a couple of weeks ago. She usually plays the piano for the opening song, and right before she played that morning the seminary teacher bemoaned how high and difficult he finds the hymns to sing. So she transposed the hymn. On the spot. On the fly. As she played. (This should blow your mind right about now.) It is really something else. It doesn't just mean playing all the notes lower, it means changing the key which means changing the sharps or flats. I can do it if I have a piece of staff-lined paper and a pencil and half an hour, but I can't do it by ear - by ear and while looking at the wrong/higher notes! Jaclyn seems to think I'm overly impressed because according to her, it was a hymn she knows really well.