"Do you know anyone who has really messy handwriting?" I asked Maria, hopefully.
"Oh yeah," she said, "Charlie's handwriting is SO terrible that no one can read it."
Whew. Charlie is her big brother.
"So, sometimes when he writes something, it doesn't matter what he writes because you can't read it?"
"Piano technique is kind of like handwriting. If you can't make your playing clear and understandable, it doesn't really matter what you're TRYING to say, no one will be able to understand it."