I almost missed my slice today because I got home late. I went to a concert to see Regina Spektor – someone whom I have loved for more than a decade, but have never had the chance to see in concert.
She was lovely, shyly smiling and thanking the crowd after each song, but her timid crowd interactions contrast with some of her powerful, politically-driven songs. She is an expert pianist, and her music is beautiful, meaningful, and thoughtful.
At one point, she stopped and talked about how she was a refugee and immigrant, and felt so lucky to live in America and how much she loves it here. She received applause and cheers from the audience when she denounced walls and bans that separated us, and implored us to keep our hearts open.
I have admired Regina for years, and I could have stayed for hours more listening to her music. I hope that I get the chance to see her again soon.
One of my favorite songs, “Us”: Regina Spektor – “Us”