I did manage to spend 20 minutes rosining my new birthday violin bow (thank you sisters-in-law!) in preparation for a gig on Saturday, but I've done no actual practice.
This isn't too important as I can practice music in my head - how strange that the process of internally running through tunes can refresh my 'finger memory' but if I think deliberately about the notes while holding my instrument I find I am unable to play anything ... how does the musical brain work?
Yesterday my little son was one and it was all over in the blink of an eye.
|Party, instagram style|
|Exploring the trees with my mum|
Tonight he's walked to the bedroom after eating pasta and bolognaise for tea and is fast asleep, so wiry and strong and independent. Earlier I gave him his first kitchen scissors haircut, keeping a tiny blonde wisp for his memory box.
It has all gone so fast, I think endlessly to myself, every day.