Tuesday, February 24, 2009

If I could choose one more talent...


OK, so this picture I am including has really nothing to do with the post, but I thought it was cute.  I know, I'm a bad mother for allowing him to put the glasses BACK on after he should have gotten in trouble for getting into them in the first place.  But he was just so dang cute I had to capture the moment and then take them away.  Anywho....

So I went to my friend Lara's concert tonight.  She has a beautiful operatic voice and looked so beautiful in her new gown.  It got me thinking...I have always thought that if I could choose just one more talent...it would be singing.  I can't draw and I don't much care about that.  I don't really much care that I'm not really athletic (although I would love to be skinnier....)  But if I could just sing....

Although I do enjoy opera, I don't even want to be able to sing opera.  I'd just like to have a nice voice to sing Michael McLean songs or something.  Whenever I say this people tell me "You can sing" but that's only because I DO sing in choirs and stuff.  I can do that much, but I don't have a very good range and I have no power to support any type of solo venture.  However, that being said I don't feel like a very good steward over the talents I do possess.  Piano for instance.  I LOVE playing the piano.  Seriously...I love to sit down for three hours and just play...start with a few scales, move on to real music, reworking a hard section over and over until I get it right.  I love it.  But do I EVER play?  Not unless I have a piano calling.  I know it's really a different season for me right now, but I wish I had the discipline to give up something else for that.  

Anyway, Joey has the washer torn apart in the hallway and has requested assistance.  So that's all for tonight.

4 comments:

Lara said...

Thanks so much for coming tonight! I was so happy to see so many of my friends there. Thanks also for the kind words here.

Talents are a funny thing. I know that I am not a good steward over many of mine, either, and sometimes I feel like it's okay, because I am concentrating on different aspects of my life right now (most especially being a mother), but sometimes I feel incredibly guilty. It's hard to find balance. But if you want to keep a talent, you sure have to put in a lot of work, that's for sure. I enjoyed your thoughts about that...something we all need to think about.

rachaeljanae said...

I've always wished I could dance, I think I'd really enjoy being able to put movement to music in a coordinated way. Unfortunately, I can't even play tennis without falling on my face! I'm hoping the ressurection covers stuff like that too.

Kate said...

I feel the same way. I sure wish I had more time to improve some of my talents which aren't many but maybe I could find some if I had more time to work on them.

mandy said...

hey, the coupon class is back on for this tuesday the 3rd at 6:30 at my house. hope you can come