“Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.”
― Patrick Rothfuss
J.S. Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
I make pens and have an unnatural talent for card and board games.
My love for the double bass began in third grade when the strings teachers at my Elementary School showed up in my classroom. They unpacked some funny looking cases and revealed a violin, viola, cello, and bass. There was certainly no shortage of oohs and ah's! One of the teachers explained that they were going to let us play the instruments with their help and almost every hand shot up (except for mine of course...I'm an anti-hype guy). About a third of my class got in line for the violin and cello and a handful of children attempted to hold the unwieldy viola but, alas, no one stood in line to play the bass. Not a single child. I remember the shocked look of the lady who was showing us the bass and she said, "does NO ONE want to play the bass?!" My little heart broke for the sad lady and I sheepishly raised my hand. "I'll try it". That afternoon I took a little sheet of paper (I think it was green) home with me and handed it to my mom. Her jaw hit the floor.
I teach guitar and violin
Jesus of Nazareth. I have never had anyone teach me as honestly and tenderly as Jesus did in the Gospels. Not only that, but He reached out to the ones who society seemed to be irritated with and even the ones who, as I felt, were ignored. Then He paid the price for my sin and brought me into fellowship with God before I ever did anything good or bad.