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Upon arriving at work today, I have taken some Loratidine to sort out whether this is allergies or a head cold.

We got more exciting weather last night and this morning, with high winds and purportedly even some hail.

The bed magnets were strong this morning, in part because I didn't sleep especially well.

I would ask the universe for a do-over, but really I should just shove on and get back to work.

On the other hand, last night I made it further through several piano pieces than I've made it in a very, very long time. I should buy a fresh copy of the sheet music for "Fur Elise."

I have mixed feelings about mostly just wanting to play the popular classical music pieces. When I graduated from high school, my piano teacher gave me a copy of George Gerschwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," but I have never made it all that far in sight-reading through it. What a playful piece. That one college semester where I paid for music lessons, my piano teacher was excited to help me with the "Maple Leaf Rag," and ragtime was fun, but if anything I'll probably keep working on another Beethoven sonata (no. 8 in C minor, op. 13).

Playing music is simultaneously depressing and uplifting. Uplifting because it does certain things to my mind and body that put it into a better state. Depressing because I have to re-engage with some challenging parts of myself and life, related to the Existential crisis. Not that rowing is any different, really.



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Feb. 19th, 2016 04:16 am (UTC)
All I ever wanted to learn to play on the piano was the maple leaf rag. I never even got close.
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