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 When to give in to old age
Author: kroboe 
Date:   2018-12-10 19:12

I have played the oboe for most of my adult life, and as old age comes creeping on I am faced with the dilemma of when to lay the instrument down.

Some warn me that there is a health risk to playing the oboe into old age, and inevitably the challenge of playing such a physically demanding instrument as age gets on takes its toll on the end product, namely making music. One should stop before one is told to.

So, elderly oboists are seldom to be seen or heard, and there may be a good reason for that.

All the same, enduring the companionship of this tricky instrument through life takes so much dedication and perseverance that being an oboist gets under your skin and becomes part of you. Then goodby is never easy.

There must be many of you out there facing old age and the same dilemma of when to let go.

So, at the end of this year 2018 I would welcome your thoughts on the subject. What are your prospects? Are you looking forward to getting rid of your tormentor, or would you like to play your horn into eternity? Please share.

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