I saw live music twice this week. My former teacher, at a bar. One of the guys from the studio, at his church.

Music’s mostly fallen out of my life. Haven’t cracked open my case in years. When I have a minute to think about it, it makes me sad.

But I was talking about how the skills you learn in adolescence stay with you, and my hands shaped an invisible violin and bow.

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  • anonymous
    December 11, 2005 at 1:48 pm

    violins are awesome…were you ever in an orchestra?

  • anonymous
    December 11, 2005 at 1:52 pm

    btw…any idea on when The Rules for Hearts will be coming out? Empress of the World was a great book and I’m anxious to read the sequal! =)

    ps…thanks for writing Empress!!!…and thanks for being an AWESOME writer! =D

  • moriath
    December 12, 2005 at 12:25 am

    The girl who lives next to me in the dorm plays oboe. It makes me miss my oboe, and wonder where I’d be now if I’d actually kept up and *practiced* in middle school.

  • nevikmoore
    December 12, 2005 at 1:09 am

    “Air fiddling”?

    My mom still has my violin. I think she’s keeping it for sentimental reasons, even though my practice rate, were it a heart rate, would barely register as “alive.”

    What I miss are my electric guitars. I wanna make some noize! Skronk!

  • maeve66
    December 12, 2005 at 12:57 pm

    Hi — you don’t know me from Adam (or Eve, or whatever), but I’m a friend of and she outed you as a librarian or librarian in training who knows a lot about YAF, and that is a combination that I always, always like… is it okay if I friend you? And feel free to do the same. I don’t ALWAYS, always write about books, but I do sometimes, and I tend to comment on them — cf. ‘s post just now.

    Vive les biblioth√ɬ®caires — at least I think that’s “librarians.”

  • thisisnotanlj
    December 12, 2005 at 2:19 pm

    yes, i’ve been in a bunch of them — mostly school-related, but some community orchestras too. and a few chamber groups. i’d like to do more chamber music. sometime.

  • thisisnotanlj
    December 12, 2005 at 2:20 pm

    hey, thank *you*! :)
    and as far as i know, if all goes well, the rules for hearts will be out sometime next fall.

  • thisisnotanlj
    December 12, 2005 at 2:21 pm

    absolutely you can friend me! and you inspired me to write an actual lj bio, which i hadn’t yet, which outs me as writer AND librarian. :)