Maria in her dark turquoise babydoll pirate dress, sang never mind me and sorry and filled the paradiso hall with her voice. Sang with her hand on her stomach, stretched her hand and retrieved it for safety. Danced on stage, channelled all energies, was surprised by the audience's enthusiasm, said this is the best christmas gift.
Maria, little lady, wrote her first heart-breaking song at twelve, wrote a song as a thank you to a friend who brought her hamburgers when she wouldn't eat, wrote songs about a love that never happened. Maria, powerful girl, was shy, was brave, took my breath away.