Wednesday, January 04, 2006
So we used a "rebate" gift card that came with her new sewing machine (along with a little cash) to buy this unit. It's a middle of the road system, but functional for what I need at night. The desktop is only 7 months old, and is quite a powerhouse, which I use for AutoCAD, etc. during the day. This laptop does has a light-scribe to burn designs onto CDs and DVDs, which is an option I didn't take for the desktop.
I played my cello today for two hours. Not quite as confidently as yesterday, for whatever reason, but I pushed on, and then for the last half hour I worked on fingering workouts. Whenever I do these, I get re-centered and I feel like I've recovered my skills again.
I dream about my cello. I don't dream that I'm a concert cellist or anything like that; it's more like I'm just making music in these dreams (maybe I sometimes get to dream about things like the picture above - although I unfortunately don't remember these dreams - just as well, I guess). Sometimes dreams in general leave me slightly down or disappointed or lost (like when I dream about my father), but the cello dreams leave me feeling peaceful, relaxed, and enervated. I get up anxious to start playing. Maybe that's the connection: whenever I have a cello dream I play better the next morning?
I've got several days' work ahead of me, to get this computer loaded with all the appropriate settings and software.
I haven't forgotten the ongoing discussion about my late starting spanish lessons. Maybe that's why I felt I could pick up the cello at age 55!