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What talent do you have that you wish more people would recognize?
I'm very musical. I can play the oboe, keyboard percussion instruments like the marimba, and I taught myself to play the recorder and the tinwhistle. I learned to read music when I was five. And when I say I played the recorder, I mean I really played it. We're talking sonatas, not Mary Had a Little Lamb. I have an excellent ear, and although I don't have perfect pitch I still have a very good sense of it. I can't stand a bad musician. I hate it when an instrument is out of tune; it literally makes my skin crawl.

I don't play anymore, although I think I probably could if I wanted to. I love music, but I don't want to be a musician. Usually, anyway. I realized that if I decided to be a professional musician, then I would have to make musicianship my priority; it would require most of my time and energy. And I grew up with a father who made musicianship his priority, above his own family. I am not ready to do that. I'm too much like my father as it is. Writing is to me what music is to my family, so I decided to concentrate on writing. And while I do get jealous of oboists playing in symphonies, I am happy with my decision.

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spiral_meter
Mar. 26th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
im sooo good at singing in the shower.

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