January 17, 2011

Lucky #13


I guess it's a good thing I've been drinking vitamin-D-fortified orange juice.

Yesterday I decided (before reading your suggestion mom) that I ought not "waste any time" and did make an effort to practice. After about a half an hour of failed attempts to set my embouchure, I collapsed into tears and went home. After forcing myself to get up out of bed a couple hours later, I spent the rest of the day cleaning every nook and cranny of my little apartment--if I couldn't be "constructive or creative," I might as well be "helpful"--mostly just to keep myself active and out of depression-induced doldrums.

In the evening I went to see "The King's Speech." It is an excellent movie you should all watch, and about the best movie I could see considering my mood at the time and recent embouchure travails.

And today I'm back in the practice room trying again, and typing during my frequent breaks: 5 minutes on, 5 minutes off. I won't see Charlie again till Friday and I have lots of playing to do between now and then.


  1. You're the little engine. I know you can I know you can I KNOW you can!
    I love you!!!!!

  2. Although I do not leave comments, I occasionally read your blogs, and at your mother's suggestion I read back through some tonight.
    I've rarely met a more gifted and intelligent person in my life, and believe me, I've met thousands, all over the world.
    Your talents and gifts are incredible, especially your clarity of thought. Thank you for sharing. Good luck on the embouchure. I do not doubt the outcome. Bruce