You are not crazy, nor are you alone.
I showed up to my first harp
lesson without having ever placed a finger on one. In fact, I had
never played any instrument before! Out of a late-night random Google search I
started listening to harp music, nearly obsessively, until I just had to learn
how to play. I had dreams about it!
However, armed with a good teacher and a
will to learn, I’m pleased with my progress. So follow your gut!
As for buying a harp – I’d suggest you
might consider waiting before you commit to a purchase just yet. Your teacher
(unless you plan to try to self-teach) might have suggestions for you, or, if
you rent before you buy, you might find a model or preference that better suits
you. If so, then you’ll be happy that you rented first! (I know I am!)
Have a great journey to the harp!