Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life cannot be mastered before we actually live it. We have to stumble, trip and fall sometimes. We have to suffer embarrassment. We all make mistakes. And all the time the world around us will be watching.
We’ve all heard the saying that practice makes perfect, and for me I think I spend my life practicing for the big act! I’m always learning and doing things over too. Learning something new is not a bad thing at all, but learning the same thing over and over isn’t much fun at all.
I have to tell you that when I was very young, 5th grade I think, I started to learn how to play the violin. I didn’t mind the practice, I loved it, it was my parents that had to put up with the hours of bad playing on my part. I really should have stuck with it but about the time I really started to learn how, I quit. I was young and very whimsical and my likes changed day by day.
With anything that matters in life, we have to learn how to stay committed to what we want and even though we make mistakes, we cannot give up.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
Sir John Lubbock