Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Not being Lang Lang

Thank you for all your helpful piano-related comments. Actually, I've just had another little go and it went better. My playing was a touch on the halting side - well, ok, it limped along - but my hands operated independently for much of the time. Not necessarily independently and correctly. But if I made mistakes, they were different mistakes for each hand - which is progress.

I need distraction from the sadness of missing my son and daughter and of dealing with my mother's constant outpourings of her worries. I feel that the only solution is to find something new in my life. Well, there's lovely Grandson, but I can't expect the little soul to rescue me singlehandedly from my slough with his tiny little starry hands. So my retirement hopes - I wouldn't call them ambitions because I don't feel any confidence in being able to do any of them - are to try to learn the piano and maybe, if life ever becomes less complicated (suffiently uncomplicated to be able to strew the house with bits of fabric and to wrestle with a sewing machine - I am not good with machines either) to do some patchwork. Or at least something creative. Which might involve writing something more than a blog. Or might not.

The piano is the only one that I feel I have time for at the moment. The odd fifteen minutes, creating no mess, is just about do-able. And I must say that I quite enjoy it, in a feeble and incompetent sort of way.

I must stop blogging, or at least posting, every day! It's fun but doesn't exactly move my life forward. Though actually, fun is useful for cheering one up.

10 comments:

Lynda said...

Could you blog every day for me instead? Thanks.

Jane said...

I'm very pleased that you're blogging every day. I know what you mean about only small things being achievable - perhaps it will be better when your Mum has sold her flat, fingers crossed.

Jennifer said...

Fun is good, nothing wrong with a bit of fun. If we all had some fun in our lives the world would be a better place, I reckon. You just keep on blogging. And playing piano. Just think when those little starfish hands get bigger, you may be able to help them play piano too.

patty said...

the important thing is that you are trying something new!

Isabelle said...

I'd love to blog every day for you, Lynda. But you'll need to set up a blog first... Go on. It's great. You'll never search for a way to waste time again!

Thimbleanna said...

Ok. Since you've sent Lynda on her way, I'm here for a compromise. Could you blog every other day for you and on the alternate days for me? I'll send you fabric for your patchwork endeavors in return LOL!

(And excuse me, but I think you forgot a picture of the baby. I'm missing him!)

Mac n' Janet said...

Keep up the good work and you will be rewarded. Retirement has been one of the happiest times of our lives, we're constantly finding things we want to do or learn.

Fran said...

Ah, but blogging does keep your writing hand supple. Maybe you should have a little rule - write something else for 15 minutes, then blog (if you still feel like it and aren't launched into your bestseller).

fifi said...

Oh, please blog every day because I find that it is a very very welcome place to come whenI am stressed....
oh and can you write a novel.
kthnxbai.

fifi said...

oh and I have forgotten everything I ever learned at piano lessons, I couldn't even remember what a quaver was called when my son asked me. So I am sure you are doing very well in comparison piano wise...