there once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbour's baby

'The piano—that, too, was an adventure. A little girl tried to learn to play it. Her mother insisted, forced her to sit there and practice. Nothing came of it; stubbornness won out in the end, the stubbornness that protects us from the will of others, that defends our right to live our life the way we want. Even if it means life will turn out worse than anyone planned, will turn into a poor life—but it'll be one's own, however it is, even without music, even without talent.'

There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour's Baby
(There's Someone in the House)
(Page 126)