What Talent Do You Wish For?
I’ve never had an aptitude for music. No rhythm, no ear for complex musical concepts, nor any talent for playing any instrument. And I envy it in others. What talent do you wish for?
What Talent Do You Wish For Or Have Tried Really Hard To Acquire?
I tried a lot to acquire some talent for music. Piano lessons were my first attempt. I had an older brother that learned to play. To be honest, I never practiced. But the teacher and the lessons weren’t overly effective with me either.
Then through grade school, I was encouraged to try various instruments. Trumpet. Clarinet. Saxophone. All dismal failures. Again, I had little interest in practicing. I was shitty at reading music, and I had no concept of tempo and rhythm. I have to admit, I LOVED the actual instruments. The heft of the trumpet and the feel of the valves and the mouthpiece. I can still vividly remember the experience of holding and playing this instrument. And the clarinet and saxophone that we rented were beautiful and fascinating to me. I loved playing reed instruments. But not enough to get me to practice or learn.
Thaddeus has a good ear for music and as a result, has a much greater appreciation for it as well. He will tell how much that ISN’T true about me.
Don’t get me wrong, I envy people that know how to draw. Or put together colors effortlessly. But most of the talents I desired, could be developed with work. Music…not so much.
So what’s yours? The skill or talent you wish you had.
Making some progress on Liquified Shawl.
I’m really loving the fabric of this shawl. Lightweight, loose gauge garter stitch really works for me.
I’m also loving the shaped section of the shawl.
I’m hopeful it will wrap around the shoulders and neck naturally. We’ll have to see if it works out.