i was invited once again to try to make some pottery. i think it is a job that requres deep focus.
little by little wins this race. just when i thought i had it, i had created a donut.
i think if i can find a hobby like this, i can truly learn to focus my mind. when i think of music, and specifically taiko, i think that could be the hobby to do it. i mean if you think about it, just like when i was in drum and bugle corps, the focus had to be there. during the last day’s preformance we were told not to think about the hot field. i did for a second, and i remember it ever since as the moment of when i could have been the weakest link. i do not want to be that. likewise this summer i was going along all right and noticed i was sweating, and after that i stopped. i know i cannot be intense about the playing. i must remember to have a loose grip and make bicycle circles. there are a lot of “i” statements in my journals. i do not mind because i am the one writing and living these experiences. so, if you are reading this, and have some structural suggestions, i will keep an open mind.