- You set up the dominoes then finally get to knock the first one down.
- You climb the high dive, stand perched at its edge, then leap.
- The hero lives happily ever after.
- You play half a Bach minuet for a week, then get to play 2/3 of it for another week.
One of these is not like the other.
Yesterday’s lesson was a great example of what happens when I anticipate. I love what I’ve learned of this new piece so far – 2/3 of my new Bach minuet after yesterday’s lesson. But I assumed that in the lesson that we would get through the rest of it. The piece has 10 lines, all of which repeat at some point, but I was through four of ten and now I’m through six of ten.
Granted, they are by far the most difficult six lines I’ve learned how to play to date. I need a lot of work to become even minimally proficient with them; it took us the whole lesson to get through the new bit. So I have another week to walk around with one sock on. I must continue to strive to live in the moment.
Thanks for reading.