So after months of practice, here I was seated in the living room at the keyboard Bev had bought for me last year for Hanukkah. The audience was only my mom and Bev, but that was quite enough.
The piece was Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, first movement. It is not the most difficult piece there is, but challenging nevertheless.
I dug right in and ten minutes later, having hit more than a few clunkers I held the final chord down and looked up at Bev to rousing cheers.
The moment I had anticipated/dreaded all these months had past.
Now on to movement II, easier but still with five flats.