Posted by Joanchek on Sunday, April 6, 2008
Spring comes to the Poconos in baby steps. The world is gray and cold, and then the ground begins to thaw. We are ankle-deep in mud for weeks. Then we notice that the trees are turning red at the branch tips. Soon, those buds will burst and there will be the palest wash of green over the woods.
Between the sick kid (she's finally up and around) and work, I've hardly had a minute to breathe lately. But today, I played my banjo, and I played very very well. So I am telling myself that a couple days' break was a good thing. I have been daydreaming, lately, of picking up a banjo and just playing little licks, with fingers flying on both hands. I felt close to that today, if only for a few minutes.
I have finally learned to roll through sections of songs that I can't remember and approximate the melody. I don't do it perfectly, but I can do it, and that feels very good. Maybe, just maybe, I am learning to really play this thing?
I should be quiet; don't wanna jinx it!
A Rich Taylor Says:
Sunday, April 6, 2008 @11:52:07 PM
everybody at the BHO is learning to run. some will be able to run in the olympics...some NCAA....some serious jogging...and some for fun, but they we will all run one day....without thinking about our legs. RUN Forest...RUUUN....
Monday, April 7, 2008 @1:27:07 AM
"...and that feels very good." Alright!! That's what we want!! Sometimes we really feel that we're getting the hang of it. Isn't that a GREAT feeling? I think so. Way to go, Joan.
Glad to hear the kidlet is up and around. Now if we can just keep her going that way. :-)
Monday, April 7, 2008 @11:55:40 AM
I wish a little spring would creep in here! March was the coldest on record, and so far, we have only had 3 days in the 50's. It's been mostly overcast and gloomy, too- everybody has the grumps big time.
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