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Unformatted text preview: songs she wrote over the past couple years. Humble enough to believe that her work was amateur it took some time in courage for her to be able to reveal her own work. The next time I saw Lesli with her pen and paper I knew she was about to get to work. So I asked what she was writing about. She told me that most of her inspiration comes from heartbreak. “My lyrics are my diary and it is easier to write when you are sad or mad than it is when you are happy. After a bad day, music allows me to express my bitterness and then I am in a better mood.” I met Lesli recently as I found out we live in the same dorm building. One day I was doing laundry and I found her sitting at the piano jamming out to some song. I sat at a table near the piano and let her play for a while before she turned around and apologized and offered me the piano. I shook my head and laughed. I told her to keep playing and she took her hands out of her sweat pants pockets and slowly sat down on the bench. She practiced the same song over and over. It wasn’t until the second time, when I stumbled into the basement with Lesli at the...
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