Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gifting Music To Myself


 . . . and for my birthday gift to myself I went to a strings class to learn how to play my cello. My lovely cello that I've had for a year, that DH gave me as a gift so I could engage in music again, because I wasn't able to sing after Caitlin died. But I still didn't have the brain power or confidence to learn anything new. Ah, but, I went today and committed to learning to play my cello. So far, I know how to hold, how to tune, and how play with up and down bow on open A, D, G, and C strings.

Life is good. Looking forward to playing Caitlin's songs someday on cello and discovering another way to make music!


Peace.

14 comments:

  1. How cool! You mentioned not being able to sing...were you a singer before? I mean in a group or something more than what I do which is screech in the shower :)

    I'm glad you're on an upward swing!

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  2. Awesome! Good for you for going to the class!

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  3. good for you and an absolutely wonderful pursuit. blessings on you.

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  4. Oh, I do hope a vlog post is coming!

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  5. Both Sunil and I include Akul in all we do - I know he is not present physically but it is as if he is right here. I know Caitlin is around you too. Play and she will listen. Hugssssss

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  6. Good for you. I hope the sound of the Cello brings you peace and comfort. Good luck learning, it should be a fun challenge.

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  7. How exciting! I absolutely love the cello, and have no clue how to play it! I'm more of a piano and flute person, myself. I have always wanted to learn to play the violin, though. Well, there you have some useless information about me! Good luck with the cello!

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  8. I got a violin for my birthday in September from my husband who said I needed to get back to music. I go every Thursday and I'm loving it! We need to plan to get together and play some lovely music!

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  9. What a fantastic gift to yourself.

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  10. What a great gift. I hope it's cathartic for you and brings you some peace.

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  11. I think that's a great gift and a fantastic way to remember Caitlin while doing something good for yourself.

    I know it's not remotely the same situation, but I wanted to share that after 9/11 I couldn't sing anymore either. (My office was across the street from the World Trade Center.) I also lost much of my word-recall for about a year, which was particularly bad, since I'm a writer/editor by trade. I really think that traumatic experiences do a lot to the brain that we still don't understand.

    I am glad you are getting your music back.

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