I recently completed the first piece of instrumental music which really expresses what I feel myself capable of. I wanted to write an orchestral piece, but realised that my chances of a performance were not high, so I decided to write it for two pianos instead. What is now the final movement was written first - which arose from experimenting with a perfect canon, and came q easily. I then decided to add an opening movement. It's called Crossing the Desert. That was a tremendous journey for me, where I encountered exactly the kind of attempts to derail my motivation that occur in the story I was illustrating. Altho I threw up my hands in despair many times, I returned and managed to wrestle it to a conclusion. which gave me a great feeling of self-worth.