I received my first violin today. I was a little confused about it because when I moved the bow over the strings, nothing really happened; it didn’t make the traditional, majestic sound that is supposed to resonate when the bow touches the strings.
This is something I’ll have to investigate.
In the meantime, however, I subscribed to a channel on YouTube that has instructional videos for beginner violinists like myself. Since I live in small town America this is the only outlet that I have for someone who knows what their doing with the instrument.
I’m still watching, listening, and learning.
This might be a little harder than what I thought…
“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’ve always been fascinated with foreign languages and impressed with others who know two, or three, or even more languages besides their native tongue.
This is a goal that I’ve had for myself for quite sometime, so I think with the new year, its about time I start.
Wish me luck.
“We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
Sometimes it is hard for me to love people. I do my best to look at people without prejudice, or pity, or contempt, but sometimes I can’t look past any negative first impression that I form.
I’m making this a goal because I want to go through my life just loving people. I’m not talking about Hollywood, red-hot love. I just mean love. In every sense of the word.
Wish me luck.