So it's officially decided. In a couple of weeks, I will be playing my gaohu at a friend's shape-note themed wedding. Really. Because apparently she was chatting with her wedding music guru, who knows about shape-note singing, and the wedding music guru happened to mention offhandedly that she had once seen someone playing the shape-note hymn "Restoration" on the gaohu, and it was amazing, and whaddaya know, my friend not only has a shape-note group at her disposal to sing at her wedding, but that group also contains a gaohu player. What were the odds?
If I tried to write fiction featuring this plot twist, you'd all laugh at me for being unrealistic.