May 10

I had such a wonderful violin lesson . It's not that I actually make beautiful music,but it is "me time" . I come away with a sense of satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment. Of course, having a patient teacher helps most of all. And I sometimes even sound like the instrument,the bow, the sheet music and me are all on the same note. Now that makes me feel even better. It is a discipline ,too. I know that each day, almost whatever is going on in my life, I have to set aside time to practice and on a certain day of the week, I go to my class. It is almost written in stone.Even at my age, it is good to have this discipline . I wouldn't want to get lazy or let those famous grey cells fall asleep in my brain. That scares me more than anything. I subscribe to the "use it or lose it" theory. I can look around at the octogenarians that I know, and they read,play piano,are sociable, play mah Jong, keep their minds ,even if their bodies don't cooperate, active and questioning. Where I live being over 80 is no big deal. If we can stay upright and not take a fall, we have it made. So anything that makes me use as many of my facilities as I can is where I want to go. I heard that music is one of the last functions that you lose,I'm going to push the envelope and keep learning . I have an extra bow if you want to join me.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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