I don't know about you, but I cannot believe this year is almost over. It feels like it was just January 2022 yesterday! I want to thank all that contributed to this newsletter! Your contributions really help make our SAI year successful, well communicated, and personable...and they are greatly appreciated!
My husband usually drops our kids off at daycare in the mornings on his way to work. For anyone that doesn't know my husband, Chet, he's a high school band director for Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora. Chet decided one morning, on the way to their daycare, to play 'Sussex Carol' by a brass quintet. When he asked our son, Arthur, if he knew this song, our son closed his eyes, smiled, and replied, "it sounds like 'Christmas'".
I share this story because it brought once again to the forefront, how strongly music can give you an immediate feeling and take you back to a moment in time (even for a 3 year old!). And no matter which holiday(s) you celebrate, this time of year can bring out many memories and different feelings. My favorite music this time of year is 'The Nutcracker Suite: Act I'. Every year, right about November, I find myself listening to it, trying to play it on piano, challenging my siblings to play it on the piano with me.
No matter what music you find yourself listening to or memories you bask in, please never hesitate to reach out to your sisters if you are in need of help, good company, or musical collaborations. This year has flown by, but reflecting on our Staff Signals it's amazing how much our chapter has accomplished. We have so much to be proud of as a group, and with our members individually. Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and the most joyous New Year!
Many Roses, Krista Aliga