Elizabeth Mikkelsen’s life as a professional cellist changes abruptly when her grandfather’s unexpected death moves her from San Francisco to a small mountain town in Idaho where she must learn to move beyond grief and discover and her true self, little by little, poco a poco.

Poco a poco is an Italian phrase that literally means “little by little.” In music, poco a poco is used along with another musical term to mean gradually or over time. For example, to indicate that musicians should gradually become louder, we write cresc. poco a poco. In music, cresc. is an abbreviation for the word crescendo which means to get louder.

How we become our true selves? Over time, little by little, poco a poco.

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