Chopin's 200th birthday was March 1.
He passed away at the age of 39 from TB.
What did he accomplish in this time? Many highly complex solo piano pieces.
How does one accomplish so much in so little time?
Would that even be possible in today's society?
Are we suffering modern sensory overload?
Too many distractions coupled with too many things we feel we have to do?
When in reality there are truly only a few simple things at the core...
Practice is the one time of my run-of-the-mill-day where everything else disappears. All that other stuff?
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Today practiced my first almost-fully-unmodified primary in almost three weeks now - fairly easily, smoothly.
Maybe a little gingerly - but good ntl.
No thoughts. No whims. No pressure.