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September 2009
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late night thoughts

So, after all that Insaniquarium tomfoolery, I went and, erm, taught myself a Chopin prelude. Op 28 No 4. Am still having trouble in about 3 measures. Suspect that a lot of this is due to the fact that I was reading off a 5.5 x 8 inch reduction of an engraving of it that isn't too great in the first place (as reproduced in my score anthology from last year.) It's quite short and really not difficult at all, but - the very fact that I could sit down and hack out something in 20 minutes that a year ago I wouldn't have believed I could play even if I worked on it all semester... and to play with the understanding that it means something, and to be able to express it... It was neat.

And just now I'm sitting here reading Questionable Content, which is written by a guy who (as of last May - I haven't read all the way up to the present yet) is making a survival working a job that he doesn't particularly care for (so long as I can tell) and making a living doing what he loves - writing drawing these comics (check them out, they're fab.) And my nonscholastic reading at the moment is The Wisdom of Big Bird and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch by Carroll Spinney, who has spent nigh on fifty years doing what *he* loves (puppetry).

And I realize for the first time in my life not that I don't know where I'm going, but perhaps I've been off the mark entirely when I was making guesses about where those places should be. This is scary completely terrifying, but it's also exciting to know that I'm nowhere near done yet.

Something to dream about perhaps.

I have just eaten a piece of cinnamon raisin bread. Yum. And will now eat some honeyroast peanut butter on a spoon ::takes a deep whiff from a fresh jar:: and drink some milk from the carton. Yum. And then I really *will* go to bed. So help me.

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Chopin Prelude Op 28 No 4