May 17, 2013


     Okay, so everyone should be well aware by now how progressively sporadic my blog posts are becoming! Part of the problem is that I've been having a major case of Writer's Block. ---I feel all of these beautiful emotions bottled up inside of me with no desirable way of expressing them on paper. So, instead of writing, I have been playing the piano.

     For those of you out there who are musical, you will understand me when I say that playing music not only releases my emotions, but transports me into another world. I mentally leave the hubbub of daily life and revel in the poetry of music.

Albert Schweitzer describes this experience much better than I do:

Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter — to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.

     Last night I competed in the National Piano Playing Auditions (Guild). I must admit, it was a challenge: I had to memorize 6 pieces and sight read a sonata.  The judge gave me a high score based on my "ability to play musically". I don't entirely attribute that accomplishment to myself . Yes, I worked hard to learn those pieces, but an added dimension -- the depth of the music --  was there because I was surrendering to emotion.

     So, in conclusion to this tangent, writing and music aren't the only ways to express yourself; everybody has his/her own niche. Nevertheless, it is important to express your emotions in one form or another. Am I starting to sound like a hippie? Then it is time for me to sign off;)
Expect more posts soon!!!
Ever yours,  

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