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 Re: advice for letting go of professional dreams
Author: BflatNH 
Date:   2008-11-03 20:16

Wow.
So many ways to go with this. (I gave up early and am now back and looking to do more, but pro seems unlikely at this point, but who knows...)
Life happens, some do not survive, yet you and your dream have. To have gone along another path may have been more important and necessary to why you are here. Having done what you had to do, you can bring a perspective and passion to music that some who have never left cannot. Some cannot fully appreciate something until it is gone, and when they get a second chance (as I seem to have), they will not let it pass without a full effort.
A couple of things - it is good to grieve a loss and to have others be there with you in it - thank you for sharing. Second, as to your health, Vince Lombardi reportedly said 'Fatigue makes cowards of us all', so in view of your other achievements, your heroism may have been maxed out for a few decades. Quoting the prophet Woody Allen, "80% of life is showing up." so I applaud you for putting your oar in the water wherever you can. Many people do not have the opportunities that you do have. Be flexible and available - the universe knows about you and will use you. The brain will continue to grow when challenged, and even among those with Alzheimer, the music areas seem to be the last to go. Sign up for the 120 year plan. Teach what you do know. Express your feelings in your playing - people will respond.
Best+
-JMM

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