I guess it could be any instrument or even any discipline but I’m using piano because playing one is something I learned to do during my school years.  Like many people, I also learned to write during this time.  Lately I’ve had a number of things I’d like to write about buzzing around in my head. They never get any further than a heading on my whiteboard and a few sentences promptly forgotten as soon I’m near a keyboard (or a pen).

It occured  to me that I might have lost the ability to write in the same way as I have lost the ability to play the piano.  I haven’t practised either for quite some time.  I do write of course – emails, shopping lists, notes to the teacher, even instructions – but all those things have a practical purpose; none expand on the thoughts in my head or make for very interesting reading.

I plan to test my theory.  I’ll hire a piano and start practising  – I’m know my playing will improve because I’ve tried it before.  Writing practice I’m less familiar with; I guess I did it while I was at school but it wasn’t called practice…  Seems like a blog is a great place to practise too, I may even get some help from people liek you as I go along.  Certainly it’s a lot cheaper than a piano.  I wonder which one will come more easily?

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I guess it could be any instrument or even any discipline but I’m using piano because playing one is something I learned to do during my school years.  Like many people, I also learned to write during this time.  Lately I’ve had a number of things I’d like to write about buzzing around in my head[R1] . They never get any further than a heading on my whiteboard and a few sentences promptly forgotten as soon I’m near a keyboard (or a pen).


[R1]Suggest full stop here and then new sentence beginning

They never

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