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Black cloud gone!

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I wasn’t consciously aware of it as such, but there has been a little balck cloud hovering over me the past couple of days. Helped along by certain recent events, the chief one being that I overexerted myself. Must learn not to do that. At least until such time as I’m feeling better.

Doing better today, though. Went for an ion-detox this morning, and I already feel better. My readings were quite a bit lower than last time I went. Was expecting that. They did perk up again after the detox though. Tomorrow, the practitioner is very kindly giving me a complimentary Footology session. It’s similar to reflexology. Don’t know all that much about it, but what I do know is that I will be having my feet massaged for two hours. That sounds good, doesn’t it? Yeah!

I made a real breakthrough with my piano playing today. I’m talking leaps and bounds here. I tried playing Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer years ago, way before I got ms. It is a very tricky piece. But fabulous, if you can actually manage to play it. Anyway, so years ago I had trouble with some of the chords of the right hand. For those of you who know anything about music, you have to play three notes at a time, a chord of middle C, E and C an octave up. Then you have to play a succession of these three note chords, quickly. I always kind of missed a note or two of the chords and produced a jangling cacophony of sounds. (Oh, and while concentrating on the right hand chords, the left hand is at it, too. A lot to think of).

I recently started working on The Entertainer again, although I didn’t hold out a lot of hope. But finally, finally! I saw the light. I wasn’t opening my fingers wide enough! Sounds simple, but do you know what a difference it has made? I have to kind of splay my fingers wide open to manage it, but it’s already sounding much better. Better than it did years ago when I was on top of my game 😉 It will still take a LOT of hard work. But it looks like my fantasy of playing that piece properly might come true. Hey! Maybe I’ll be a lounge pianist yet.

Written by Maggie

February 22, 2007 at 5:43 pm

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  1. I finally remembered to call an ion cleanse practitioner in town! I hope to book an appointment soon (I just left a message).

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better, and giving your piano a good workout 😉


    February 22, 2007 at 7:55 pm

  2. Enjoy the foot thing – it sounds heavenly.

    Have a great weekend!

    Broom Girl

    February 23, 2007 at 7:18 am

  3. Glad your ion-cleanses are great, they do seem to help and you always sound so upbeat afterwards. I hope the footology is good. It sounds heavenly!

    Have a lovely week-end.



    February 23, 2007 at 12:08 pm

  4. Now that foot massage sounds pretty awesome. I could have done with a bit of that today. For some reason my foot hurt after jogging this morning. I’m glad you are feeling better. I could see that at lunch time


    February 23, 2007 at 10:00 pm

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