Last night Curt and I went to a faculty recital of the piano professor at the university in town. He was INCREDIBLE! Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninoff. 1 1/2 hours of music performed from memory!! His touch is so light and sure and musical. His hands crossed over so many times and yet the music flowed so seamlessly. Matt Cooper makes playing the piano look effortless. It seemed almost anachronistic to sit in an auditorium full of people just…..listening.
Well the thoughts are a swirling in my head. I have cherished a dream of studying the piano with Matt Cooper for about 8 years. It seems arrogant to even consider it (I’ve only had 6 years of piano lessons in my life). The thing I’m feeling the most is fear. Do I have what it takes to practice two hours a day, to put in the work it would require?
I want to get Collin graduated from homeschool (3 more years) before I take on a new pursuit. I’m thinking of getting an appointment with Matt and asking how I can prepare now so that I could possibly study with him in three years. My husband, ever the guardian of my sanity, wants to know what I would cut in my schedule to start preparing.
I’ve been very interested in the transition that takes place when your children leave home and are grown. Suddenly many vistas seem open and available. Which path will you choose? The hard thing is that you are not choosing between good and evil; it’s more like good and very good.