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Iyra Maharaj
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South Africa
HI.

I'm majoring in Microbiology and Genetics. I like flowers and I play the piano.
Thanks for reading my amazing bio.

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my piano teacher died.

if there was ever a shining light in my life it was him. 

he knew that all I truly loved doing was playing music. he played so beautifully, he was a big show off too, but he always shared his piano tricks and secrets with me to help me become better. he lost his leg last year and that slowed him down terribly, but he still taught music. he had a prosthetic leg and he was so excited when he finally managed to walk in it. grinning, wobbling around like a toddler. until he had to go back into hospital. I never thought he'd die. the last thing he told my mom on the phone was "Tell Iyra to keep practising! That girl's got talent!" 

I didn't even get to tell him how the Tori Amos concert was. he introduced me to her music, he was so excited that I was going to see her live. 

so sad now, and I'll be sad when I play again. but as long as I do, to me he'll never really die. 

if there's something you're truly passionate about, keep doing it. it will save you. there were days when I was depressed as hell but I'd go to his little flat and sit at his old piano and he'd start teaching and without knowing my inner joy would start to show itself again. my peace would heal me. don't stop doing what you love. he didn't. 
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ssensory Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Writer
When did you start playing the piano? Do you compose as well, or do you just play it? :meow:
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh gosh I started ages ago. I began messing around on it when I was about 6 and started lessons when I was 8, I think. I try to compose! they just don't go where I want them to though, lol, so I end up abandoning them. I just play mostly :) and I still go for lessons even though I am a big donkey now. I play in church as well so that's fun, loads of fun. 
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   General Artist
Bunny Emoji-66 (Thank you arigatou) [V3] for the fave Misc Emoji-13 (Heart) [V1] 
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: hope you are well.
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A very Happy Birthday to you! :nod:

- Michael
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks very much! :) 
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Happy birthday, you lovely sushi monster!
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you my darling food fairy :heart: 
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amrgalal7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake: :party: :dance: :squee: :happybounce:
Enjoy it :onfire:
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks very much :D 
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