I had quite an experience yesterday.
I began taking piano lessons again a few months ago – I’m a non-traditional student! I took lessons as a child, but didn’t practice much – then again after cancer treatment about 12 years ago to help heal the peripheral neuropathy in my hands from the damage wreaked by the chemo.
After about 18 months, my teacher moved away, and I stopped playing. Through a series of divine circumstances, I found my current teacher and I’m having a great time.
Anyway, I’m using a series of lesson books that coordinate with supplemental material called, Piano Adventures. I’m learning a simplified version of Pachebel’s Canon in D – (but in the key of C) in their 3A-3B Popular supplement that is very beautiful. I noticed in a future Lesson book, that a more difficult version – but still in C – is the last piece. What that means to me, is that it will be about next September before I work my way up to it.
Curiosity got the better of me, and I’ve been trying a few measures of it, to see how it differs. I was playing it – poorly – but was overcome with emotion because it is so beautiful and takes my breath away in several places. It was almost as if I was seeing my future self playing that piece with ease, and just letting the beauty sweep me away.
The heightened emotion of the experience stayed with me for several hours. I tried to process my feelings with my mastermind partner, and as I stumbled around to find the right words, he instantly understood.
When God has given you a talent – for anything – be it artistic like music or drawing, or a talent for compassion, for helping, for loving others; maybe you have a talent for building or designing, or cooking, or gardening. Whatever that thing is, you must do it. Your soul will thank you.
What is that thing you must do? Do it now!