Klarinet Archive - Posting 000603.txt from 1998/04
From: "Diane Karius, Ph.D." <dikarius@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: What really is this love of music?
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 05:02:13 -0400
I can't explain it either, but music calls/called. You are most
definitely not nuts/crazy (even if your friends imply such). I have
never been able to explain to anyone why I drive to my office at
10:30 every night (in a somewhat less than desirable neighborhood) so
I can practice for up to 3 hours at a shot without disturbing anyone
(I live in an apartment). Speaking of which...
> What I want to know is, do you feel that music is something that called you,
> rather than you choosing it? I am nuts, or does anyone else out there get
> goosebumps when you walk into a familiar rehearsal hall and the smell and feel
> and memories of the place just hit you? Or when you walk down the hall of
> practice rooms and hear bits and pieces of music from behind the doors, do you
> feel like you're at home? And what about that moment at the end of a piece at
> a performance, just before the applause...I hold my breath and savor the
> Alright, you can tell me if you think I'm off my rocker. It would be better
> to know than to keep wondering.
Diane R. Karius, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
University of Health Sciences
2105 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64124