I’m feeling weary of my non-music-related job and daydream about being able to stay home, take care of the house/husband/dog, and practice harp when I’m not so tired that my eyes are crossing. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
As little as the first of this year, I was dreading my retirement from being a public school speech therapist, something I have done for the last 35 or so years (except for 3 teaching music). Since I started harp lessons, I can’t wait for retirement to begin. I will have my own harp, my own hours, and my own household obligations. Yipee!
…I was at the skill level to play all the music in The Harp of Brandiswhiere by Sylvia Woods. But I have a feeling when I do get to that level I’ll be wishing to be at an even higher one. Thus my mantra “Onward & Upward!”
I have set a goal for myself though. I plan on learning one song a week, alternating between my three stringed instruments: 33 string folk harp, 26 string wire harp, and 17/18 hammered dulcimer. And praying everyday for constancy…