In these unusual times of pandemic disease and social distancing, much of what is usual still manages to continue. In our Ascencion Music Academy world, we bid a fond farewell to beloved piano faculty Darlene Jones, who is retiring. We had planned a grand announcement of her retirement at our April global music day event (now postponed). Instead, we are announcing it via email, and text, and online post. When we are able to be together again, we will gather to celebrate and acknowledge her beautiful spirit and wonderful teaching. Thanks and congratulations, Darlene! We will miss you.