So why did I do it?
I suppose I could cop out with the easy answers, like Why not? and Because I wanted to, but it’s deeper than that.
I’ve watched violinists since I was a little girl, amazed at the beautiful music they made and how it seemed so magical. How could someone make sounds as beautiful as that simply by running a bow across some strings? I wanted to do that, but I kept hearing about how difficult it was. I doubted that I’d be able to play well. So I never tried.
That was a running theme in my life for many years. If I couldn’t do something well, I wouldn’t even try. As a result, I did everything well. Well, everything that I tried. I avoided failure. I even avoided the chance of failure for a long time. Continue reading Why the Violin?