Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

Well, they’re gone.  Suzuka and Haruna are back home.  There were lots of hugs at the airport, and Haruna told me that I have a gift.

I guess?  I mean, I’ve been told I have a gift, I guess I have a gift… but I don’t really think of it that way.  It’s just who I am.

We talked a lot last night, in the hotel room.  Haruna is going back to school  She says she wants to be a nurse or something.

I… that’s not for me, I don’t think, but hey, if she knows what she wants to do, she should do it!  I heard of another idol who graduated and became a nurse.  I bet she has the happiest patients.  Suzuka…  she’s still Suzuka, I guess.  She’s a little more rudderless than Haruna, but she seems happy that way.  She did say she wants to pick up the guitar and maybe see if she can be in a band.

That’s a lot of work and it doesn’t make much money… but I’ll go see her perform.  Seriously.  I will.  I’m going to be in Japan anyway… maybe she’ll perform in that live house in Shinokitazawa where Bocchi “performed”. That would be cool.  She’s already been an idol, so she’ll have that draw, anyway. 

It is a lot of work.  But it’s her dream, and she put if off long enough, she said.  Crystal and her band kind of inspired her.

Not gonna lie… Crystal kind of inspires me, too.  Remember how I said how driven Suzuka and Haruna are?  Crystal’s that way.  She’s got the work ethic of an idol.  I think, more than ever, she’s going places now.

Maybe I’ll take her to Japan again someday and she can play with Suzuka.

I…  practice a lot.  I have a lot to catch up on, and the pieces I play are really difficult.  But I don’t have that kind of work ethic.

Speaking of which, Haruna, Suzuka, and even Yuki were really impressed.  They said I play piano better than anyone they know, and the audience was spellbound.  That’s always a compliment coming from idols.. but… I guess?  I don’t really think I’m all that special.  I’m just a girl who can play the piano.

But they don’t see it that way.  Haruna said she’s been around a lot of entertainers and performers as an idol… some really famous ones… and I have that same kind of presence.


They also had really good things to say about Beth too.  So do I.  She’s come a long way.  She’s not like, oh, I dunno…  Florence Foster Jenkins?  Hahaah!!! No…  she’s not like…  well, someone who sings opera professionally… but she’s good.  The audience was spellbound for her too.

Oh well.  They’re back home now.  I’ll miss them.  But they need to be home.  That’s where they’re going to shine.

Okay.. two graduations this week, one tomorrow and one on Thursday…  I think Jack’s is tomorrow.  Then…  then the next piece begins.

Love you all!!! ❤️

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