I love the smell of wood.
I love how it´s both sweet and rich
I love music
I love the ever beautiful sound of music
My love for music and the smell of wood is woven together beautifully in my violin.
My violin produces music and it has the exquisite smell of wood I so love
So I regularly smell my violin and the smell is always as exquisite as ever.
So I confess:
"I love the smell of my violin"
Ps: Needless to say I have had a number of people staring at me curiously when I bring my violin up to my nose and smell it :) But i gladly pay that pirce for the sake of being a violin geek.
In the past 2 and half week I have only played my violin once for half an hour. I have hardly listened to violin pieces, I have not looked through my sheet music.
My violin has taken a back seat in my life in the past weeks. And why?
Firstly I was graduating from high-school and that certainetly is a big thing to go through. Not to mention I had a trunkload of difficult tests to go through. I simply needed some time to wrap my head around my senior year and then kick off some good realaxation (who ever knew tests could be so tiring!). Then I began working and have spent this week getting settled into a new routine and covered in dust from head to toe.
It´s been good taking a break and simply taking a step back from my violin. I am getting a much needed violin rest and will no doubt have my violin batteries fully charged and ready to go next Monday when I plan to start practising again,.
Many people will beg to differ with me but to me it´s essential to take a violin breka regularly and take a step back, admire things form a distance and then jump again in the wonderful worl of violin.
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