Wednesday, January 26, 2011
My New Love
On Christmas day, had you been a little fly on our wall, you would have found me here, fighting with my five-year-old about who would get to play next...the two of us just couldn't get enough.
After this shiny new treasure was revealed, I immediately downloaded some really simple songs (crossing my fingers that at least a tiny bit from my childhood lessons would come back to me). And, to my giddy delight, stuff did come back! I have now completely mastered the level one version of "Do Your Ears Hang Low!" I must have played that song fifty times on Christmas day and the few days following. The selection I downloaded online was very minimal.
But then today happened!
Two boxes packed full of my (and my siblings) old piano books showed up on our doorstep! Oh my goodness.
So, if you were a fly on our wall tonight, you would find me here playing all kinds of grand songs from my old books and then, after playing each song, smiling a big smile while clapping very loudly for myself. These books even have my name on the cover (printed in my little me handwriting), along with stickers on the pages that my teacher gave me when I "mastered" a song.
And here's the really amazing part...when I started pulling those little treasures out of the box, I immediately recognized the ones that had been mine, and, with my heart racing seriously fast, I brought them over to the piano and! a few of the songs! I could just play right through...like they were totally stored in my memory somewhere! (I think my last lesson was nearly 30 years ago...omg.)
So, that's it for now. I just had to share. Now, back to the music.
P.S: I probably won't be writing on here for a few days....tomorrow afternoon I will be having my thumbnail cut into (biopsy)...something that has been looming ever since my doctor (& then a dermatologist) grew a bit alarmed at a black streak beneath my nail. Apparently black streaks beneath nails are not necessarily a good thing. I would love it if you'd keep your fingers (or thumbs) crossed for me. :)
Posted by Julia at 9:22 PM