March 26, 2014
An Affair to Remember
We are all busy it seems. We have work, family, friends…and harp. Sometimes it seems like something has to give – that there’s just not enough time to get everything done. This is especially exasperating if the thing that brings joy to your day is the one thing you don’t seem to get to. Yes, I’m talking to you. Yes, I’m talking about playing your harp!
When time gets tight and you don’t have time to practice, it is disturbing – being parted from that which adds goodness to your day is not pleasant. But it also worrisome – because you know that with each day you miss practicing you are getting further from your goals (whether you are focused on learning a particular tune or trying to be prepared to perform)…and that is frightening as well.
If this is happening to you, maybe it’s time to have an affair with your harp! If you were having an affair, you’d force time into your day to have your fling. You’d make excuses to be in the same place, to catch a glimpse, to run your hand along the arm. You might sneak around, hoping that no one caught you. You would expend significant energy to get to the object of your affection. And each time you did, you'd be delighted and eager!
The time might be fleeting, but the frission of excitement each time you were near would be titillating. And you’d so look forward to the next time – even if you had to manufacture it.
Go ahead. An affair would be good for you – you could fall in love again...with your harp.