June 26, 2012 at 3:36 AMthis account would probably have been different had it begun at the start (or rather, re-start), however...see i began playing violin again after an almost ten year hiatus almost two months ago.
i was dying. despite many other accomplishments and outlets, i longed for my violin. just to hold it and attempt to play again. even if that meant variations of twinkle in every key imaginable.
almost two months later...
i am maddened by this obsession called music. my teacher has taken extreme care to develop the ying to my yang. i catch flies with chopsticks, wax cars, do various seemingly unrelated exercises and though i have seen "karate kid" many a time, i still find myself at times anxious to just fight already.
but at other times, which is slowly becoming most other times, i enjoy feeling the vibrations of the body against my shoulder and watching as tiny adjustments in my right or left hand transform the sound into music. i crave it. constantly.
this blog is about my personal journey with music. facing insecurities about starting over in a time when the age of 30 is considered to be too late and the process is never less than cumbersome and magical.
From Dottie CaseWelcome Mary. There are lots of people on here who started (or re-started) playing at lots older than 30. You are in good company.
Posted on June 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM
From Mary C. PalmerThanks! I am very happy to know that I am in good company.
Posted on June 29, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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