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  1. ness2361
    03-17-2016 06:31 AM
    ness2361
    Before you came across Mr. Amnon's work...

    Do you mean that his work resonates with you still, and that in some meaningful way, he is a mentor for you?

    I ask because no one who leaves his or her body behind is "dead" for me, certainly not those I take into my own heart because they had such Heart.

    Dreaming about doing something like a master craftsman, and on a smaller scale, is a reasonable way to start, and continue, throughout the rest of our lives.

    I have mentors whose work will always be grander than my own. And I am so glad for that; it takes a lot of pressure of me to do what is not within reach, and to continue along toward the goals that are possible.
  2. ness2361
    03-16-2016 06:51 PM
    ness2361
    I was a perfectionist, and awful at my work, when I first started writing, and same as you, I was (am) self-taught, in the sense of not having a "right here" let alone an ongoing mentor.

    So I had to read as much, and then write as much--after thinking and piecing together as many plots, characters, their motivation, everything: rhythm, do drills from the pedestrian to the funkiest possible... Rewrite, reread, research... And reject a whole lot--not just my own, but pick out what did not resonate in other people's writing, and ask and answer "why..."

    And I had to do the same with songs, with visual art, with sculpture, with philosophy, with religion, and so on, because "all" of that and more goes into any art form whether we are conscious of the impact and impetus, or not.

    Over time, over a long, long time, I've become a solid writer; a true artist, and yet I still have weaknesses to work on, and so I have something meaningful to keep me busy my entire life.

    I can't know for sure, but from what you write, unless something derails you, this will be your life-long passion or will lead directly into it:

    Either way, it satisfies something deep in you, and to me that is coming as close to God--the way I experience God--as any person can get.
  3. ness2361
    03-16-2016 06:35 PM
    ness2361
    Repairing anything on a violin or cello other than, say, strings, is pretty difficult to my mind. And it makes sense to do familiar things like Christmas music and improv work to get back into it.

    It makes me feel happy knowing you are doing this.
  4. ness2361
    03-14-2016 04:54 PM
    ness2361 commented on What's the last thing you really liked?
    So much music that I listen to has cellos (plural) in them, not by conscious decision; apparently, I like what they add to a piece of music. I'm glad for you that you are going to start playing again.
  5. thoughtjourney
    01-30-2016 02:31 PM
    thoughtjourney commented on Are all INTJ "power obsessed"?
    That applies nicely for me. If things aren't being done properly, I can stage coups.
  6. Sarea
    12-31-2015 11:28 AM
    Sarea
    There are downsides to vacationing in foreign countries where I'm not fluent in their official languages + English isn't widely spoken.

    But though frustrating, it makes new language acquisitions faster...though I always seem to recall either the vulgar or the food names faster than other words.

    Enjoy your lunch. Maybe order the chicken first and who knows they end up not having it, and they recommend the Mu Shu pork instead.
  7. Sarea
    12-31-2015 11:08 AM
    Sarea
    I'm in Madrid now. I saw several jamón shops and immediately wondered if your Mu Shu pork could be amongst the vast selections.

    Just saw the news that a Dubai hotel is on fire. I hope that's not my hotel or its near vicinity as I'll be off to Dubai on Saturday.
  8. Sarea
    12-27-2015 01:59 PM
    Sarea
    I hope you've satisfied your cravings for the Mu Shu pork by now.
  9. Sarea
    12-17-2015 08:09 PM
    Sarea
    Was it a good meal?
  10. Sarea
    12-16-2015 06:27 PM
    Sarea commented on Can you eat alone in public?
    the 1/2 chicken must be delicious. Bon Appetit!
  11. Arthur Dent
    09-19-2015 07:52 PM
    Arthur Dent commented on Single and looking
    Dat necropost
  12. ness2361
    06-02-2015 08:43 AM
    ness2361
    That is how I felt at the time. Buddy Rich was what we called 'a hot dog', you know, hambone. Max Roach? Laid back, introvert who did his set, totally into the music--and he blew Buddy Rich's white ass out of the water.
  13. ness2361
    06-01-2015 09:20 PM
    ness2361 commented on The Confession Thread, Vol. II
    I got to see Buddy Rich and Max Roach together back in 1981 in Cleveland. I enjoyed Max Roach the most. Nice memory--thanks for bringing it back.
  14. Monte314
    01-10-2015 06:03 PM
    Monte314
    Yay! If she needs any help, I do skype calls.
  15. girlygirl
    12-31-2014 05:22 AM
    girlygirl commented on The Confession Thread, Vol. II
    wow, just, wow. Dod you find someone who treated it appropriately?
  16. Monte314
    04-06-2014 06:36 PM
    Monte314
    Hmmm... what is this?
  17. Monte314
    03-04-2014 08:37 PM
    Monte314
    Sounds interesting.
  18. Monte314
    01-28-2014 11:12 PM
    Monte314
    Let me think about it. I have to be circumspect when discussing such things...
  19. Monte314
    01-25-2014 08:24 PM
    Monte314
    Provocative, but still many possibilities...
  20. Monte314
    01-22-2014 03:58 PM
    Monte314
    I considered this; but there are many other latent patterns to examine.

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