Joanna Funk

music, gardening and my dog

Love in the mistakes

I am learning the Debussy piece and thinking of a memory posted on Facebook a while ago by my friend Ann. She recalled going to sleep each night as a child, listening to her mother play their piano.

Ann said her mother always played one song.

There was a difficult part near the end and my mother had to slow it down to be able to play it. That was my favourite part, and each night I looked forward to hearing it before I fell asleep.


Love is everywhere, even — maybe especially — in our shortcomings. Thank you Ann.

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About Joanna

Joanna is British Australian. Her early career was in financial news in London. That ended in 2008. Joanna moved to Sabah, her parents’ birthplace, where she wrote a blog about musicians, which became a book. Joanna came to Australia in 2012 and started this blog — her second. These days, she writes mostly about music, her garden, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.

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