Learning as one goes along…

"Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."  ~Samuel Butler

I love this quote and even more so, I live this quote.  I am far from having this life thing mastered despite the fact that I have been practicing daily for half a century (OMG – did I just say that??).  I am definitely not a virtuoso, but I hope that before it is all said and done I will at least become proficient in this thing called life.

I most note herein though – in my blog where so many of my flaws and foibles have been visited – that I am happy that I sometimes misplace my fingers and play off-key…I am happy to be a work-in-progress.  What I realize about my current state is that there is so much more room in which to grow and when growing one is so much more aware of being alive. 

So, I am still a student of life and I am smiling about that. ;-)

Have a lovely first week of August all!

Day three hundred and ninety-two of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to Learning as one goes along…

  1. Tam says:

    Thanks for yet another great quote…this pianist was playing WAY off tune today until I read this quote!!

  2. Avatar of Ms. C Ms. C says:

    Tam~it’s all a work-in-progress…makes the whole learning experience much more tolerable. ;-)

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