|Frank Churchill Arrives, from the movie Emma (Gwyneth- I believe)|
I was and still am the type of girl who would prefer to keep my emotions in a nice little bottle and never let them go. Playing the piano allows me to release a lot of my frustration and can instantly put my feelings into perspective. It's something that worked when life got too rough for me growing up. I would retreat to my piano and play. It became the way I stayed sane and generally (not without a few scares) stayed out of trouble. Currently, playing the piano,means I usually have kids sitting on me, asking me questions, and generally reeking havoc!
|Imagine Colin Firth riding his horse in the beginning scene of Pride and Prejudice!|
I've devised a plan to create time to do this hobby that I love. I play right after they eat dinner, occasionally at nap time (I currently own a Clavinova digital piano and can turn down the volume). I play songs that I can finish in one ten minute session of practice. Ones that instantly inspire me! Or, I take one piece set it out on the piano and this is what I play until I can easily play it. If Craig is out of town, I will often spend the evening writing music or going over a few compositions and add to them or fine tune them.
Don't you just love their accomplishments!