On my list of 101 Things in 1001 Days…
#4 — practice and relearn piano.
After 17+ years of not playing… Wow! There’s a memory in your mind of how you used to play, and how your fingers should work… but what actually happens is completely and utterly unlike that memory.
I did like the feeling of my mind working. I could feel it doing whatever it is that the brain does when it accesses something that you either have never done before or haven’t done in a very, very long time. I want to keep stretching that “muscle” and feeling my brain stretch. And, even though it sounded poor, it was very satisfying to sit down and play again.