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Old 06-18-2019, 12:13 PM   #9
Pip01
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Default Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process







Greetings, Nerdypiper, and to All,

Well... Hmm... and... Ah, Yes!! :)

'Twas ever thus... and... "So say we one... so say we all."... :)
(A judicial phrase used by juries... having passed sentence. :)

With we poor sods... in The Piping Game... and as with all
else... wrapped 'round as we are... in this... our Mortal Coil...
this proves to be.. The Rule... rather than... The Exception.

And again... " 'Twas ever thus"... and not much way around it.

An examplary bit of poetry... from an old Danish gruk... and we
should substitute... Good Piping... in place of the poem's word...
which is... "Wisdom."

"The road to human Wisdom
Is easy to express.
It is to err, and err, and err again,
But less, and less, and less."

And so... on those... quite difficult days... when all of it is seemingly
a terribly up-hill slog... if not just a bloody-well and downright never-
to-be grasped... "Will 'o the-wisp" treasure... that has lured us on...
and on... and on... then... oh, then... is the time... to relax... and to
take a deep breath (if you're not already blue... and have fallen to
the floor :)... and to remember how it was... when trying to learn...
how to ride something... as simple... as a bicycle!! :)

And then... having returned to a calm... and reasonable state... to
again shoulder The Great Beast... or lay hand to that sometimes
quite difficult practice chanter... and then to ease... back into the
playing... and the learning... and the great joy of it all... while still
understanding that you... we... all... shall... "err, and err, and err
again... but less, and less, and less." :)

As I have said here before, just keep after it. It will come!! Promise!!

Regards, and All the Best!!,

Pip01



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