This week I have been re-discovering my old, first love.
Settle down now, there is nothing remotely scandalous here. My old, first love on that front is still very much my current love.
No, I'm talking about this...
.........and this book
......................especially this piece
I ♥ the music of Chopin.
It is just so beautiful, both to play and to listen to.
I haven't challenged myself to learn something new for quite a while now. I'm sure you all understand how it is, what with boys, baking, cleaning, and so on.
Chopin has always been my favourite composer, although unfortunately my husband doesn't share this love - he calls it 'wrist slitting' music - Philistine!
I find everything about it so beautiful. The melodies, the amazing harmonies.....
I know I have some fellow music lovers out there. You agree with me, right?
I'm not sure how long it will take me to learn the full piece though. Back in the days when I was studying music at University, I used to practice for a minimum of 3 hours a day. Now I would be lucky to get 3 hours a week in!
So until I am brave enough to share a clip of myself playing it, have a listen to this one from youtube instead.
If you have no idea what the music of Chopin sounds like, I hope it opens your eyes....
............and your heart!