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    deb-l
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    Not why did you choose the harp, why do you play it now?

    For me it’s my escape from the world, because it heals my heart and soothes my soul, and it’s fun

    #106614

    Nicely put!

    #106615
    Karen Johns
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    Because I love it.

    #106616
    jessica-wolff
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    That too. And it takes me out of time and space.

    #106617
    Pat Eisenberger
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    I play because I have no choice. I fell under an enchantment 10 years ago, and have no desire to live any other way.

    #106618
    Sylvia
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    It is what I do and who I am.

    #106619
    shelby-m
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    I play harp because I’m addicted!

    #106620
    Ann
    Member

    It was a whim that has become an addiction, totally a part of me. When I started a year or so ago I was driven to play in performance venues. Now that doesn’t seem to matter. I play and play and play, and whether it’s in my little studio room or a church or recital hall doesn’t matter. Like my early days on guitar, if I have even 5 extra minutes I’ll sneak in a tune on the harp. It feels so wonderful and intuitive. Definitely a comfort and a gift from heaven, yes.

    #106621
    kreig-kitts
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    Beside when I played viola and flute, I just felt that neither was expensive, heavy, or inconvenient enough, and I thought a musical instrument should also influence all interior decorating decisions for the rest of one’s life.

    But seriously, I love the sound, the versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument,

    #106622
    kathy-chanik
    Participant

    Kreig, I loved those comments you just made! I’ve never thought of playing the harp quite like that before, but they’re so true. Very insightful of you.

    #106623
    Doubting Girl
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    I started playing because my heart was broken and I’ve always wanted to play it. I started to listen to harp music to soothe myself, but playing it myself works even better!

    I love how I can forget everything around me and it’s only me and the strings. I love to learn a new song and be totally occupied by it. I love to play songs I already know and play so long that I kind of lose myself in it. It’s a bit like meditation.

    I would love to play songs that express how I feel at that moment, but I’m still a beginner, so I’m working on that.

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