Yesterday’s lesson was marvelous! First, theory. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I did actually remember from last November! My older brain is doing OK it seems. I’m not as far away from passing Fourth Grade Theory as I thought. Ah! Happiness.
And then piano. Turns out I have been making more progress than I thought. A teacher is so important. Without one, as a student, I wander into all kinds of treacherous waters, so to speak. My mind, left to its own devices, is a dangerous beast. It happily hangs out in The Land Of Being-Hard-On-Myself, seeking out the company of Disillusionment, and Despair. It twiddles its thumbs to the familiar tap, tap, tap of Negative Thoughts, and sings in perfect harmony with The Voice Of No Confidence.
And then, A Lesson happens, and everything transforms. My view of myself, my ability, my progress, and even my challenges looks quite different. A new space arises, with a renewed enthusiasm. A Happy Place.
C’mon Mozart. You and I have some work to do!