June 1, 2006 at 5:56 AMAnother long week..... 3 weeks today and exam period begins at school, 4 weeks from Thursday I am free from the confines of my school walls. Ah to be free....I really shouldn't comlpain though. I'm getting an "education" when so many people aren't or plain can't yet I feel school (with the exception of Mr. Lines) to be the most stifling and confining experience both socially and creatively. We are supposedly being educated and discovering the world yet I go home night after night feeling frustrated and with largely only animocity and dread towards the education system and the little box that is "good for me" that it's placed me in.
Moving on...I guess this recent outburst of "anger" is because I have my beautiful "new" (it's older than my Grandparents!) violin and it was school that has made it impossible for me to practice my new love this week. A bag of textbooks, roughly 40 pounds of weight, completely crushed my left hand. Luckily all my fingers still work. Sort of. A sprain I sustained on my left hand, pinky finger about a year and a half again seems to have recurred from this incident and so that has rendered my practicing non-existant. *sob* *weep* I WANT TO PLAY MY VIOLIN.
On a happy note, I think it is starting to get better (1 week later!) and today I did a bit of playing out of necessity in a rehearsal of my solo in Summer from the Four Seasons with the chamber orchestra today. I've determined that I am really comfortable in the solo role and would be more than happy to execute this roll, given the opportunity on a more frequent basis. Another "happy" note, I finished Frankenstein by Mary Shelley last night! What an amazing book, not happy but an excellent read.
Other news...hm... None! Goodnight.
I'm sorry about your injury. This is just like Marathon training, if something hurts, one week break, if it still hurts 2 weeks and if it hurts after that then you should see a doctor.
Hope it's not necesary ;)
I think I didn't say it yet, but I find you look great in this new picture!
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