Sunday, February 4, 2007

Life lists

I was playing in a train traveling across Canada few years back. A woman who was passing through the compartment, stopped to chat. She mentioned that she'd taken up playing the cello as an adult. I asked her why she did that. She said it had been on her life list for quite awhile and she was quite pleased with herself for following through with it. I'd never heard that term 'life list' before. Seems a very organized way to do what you'd always wanted to. I've since thought back on that woman with admiration.

What a good example for us all.

Also, since then, I've made a habit out of asking people about how and why they learn to fiddle. It's interesting to hear all the different ways that we collect new skills.

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