I just finished watching "Your Lie in April", an anime about a boy who stops playing piano after his mother dies and finds hope again upon meeting a girl who plays the violin.
I thought, "Wow, an anime about musicians inspiring one another. That should be good."
22 episodes later, and half of them with tears somewhere along the way, I couldn't have been more right. 5 stars on Netflix? Hell yes. Amazing show. It inspired me to play piano better, and it reminded me of a dear friend.
At the same time, I've been listening to this song from a video game, Valkyria Chronicles, called "A Loved Passed On" (the link is to a spoiler-free version). Short and bitter-sweet, it's sung at a funeral.
"And now, the love that you gave me, blooms and will live on..."
Both of these stories deal with death. But they also deal with the life that remains and how to move on, and remember those who came before us.
And that life comes, anew.
Like tomorrow. Tomorrow, of all days in April, is the best day. The day my little girl was born, one of the sparks in my heart that gives me life and love.
And we remember those who came before. Luca and Astrid Rose, you two are the hope for tomorrow, and the remembrances of those who came before you.
P.S. She's walking now!
P.P.S. Now that she can walk, she's pulling herself up to play piano with me! *double-feels*