Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I'm trying something new this advent

St. Cecilia, patroness of musicians, pray for me.
I have promised my daughters, both of whom are learning to play instruments; Gaby the guitar, and Bella the piano, that I would play my violin with them this Advent. We want to play some of our favorite Advent and Christmas carols together as a trio.
It sounds lovely, but I'm a bit nervous as I'm VERY rusty on the violin. I have played since 4th grade, but, as I always used to say, "I only play when I'm lonely". I was a lonely teenager, and young adult, but since having a family, I haven't played at all. Is it because I'm no longer lonely, or because I have less time?!
So, St. Ceclia, have the Lord bless our efforts to create harmony that spreads from us to the rest of the family.

1 comment:

Mia said...

Don't worry, it'll all come back to you. I stopped playing for about 3-4 years around the time that we moved - when I started up again last year it was like I never stopped. Of course, now it is very difficult, because my teacher pushes me pretty hard, and it makes me wish I had worked as hard as I should have on the violin from the moment I started it.
You'll all have to play for me sometime!! Tell Gabby and Bella that I really want to hear them play!

J.M.J.
Mia