When You Wish Upon A Star

I absolutely love today’s prompt because it’s all about my absolute favorite thing in the world: MUSIC. Not only that, but so far, this has been a very good summer for me, and the main reason has been because of music, so I am more than happy to share it with you. And the song which reminds me of this summer of 2014 will have to be the following song, a Disney classic, When You Wish Upon a Star:

 

 

I’ve chosen this song because I have been spending my summer immersed in learning how to play the piano. Yes, that’s right. In case you don’t know, I am a 57-year-old woman who is just now learning how to play the piano. But even though I’m just learning how to play the piano, I’ve always loved music and it’s always been a huge part of my life. I knew it the very first time that I discovered what singing was and that I could do it. From that point on, I have never stopped singing, a fact which annoyed my big brother to no end while we were growing up, I might add!

I dreamed of playing the piano ever since I was a little girl, but we could never afford a piano. And then came marriage and after that came motherhood. There just never seemed to be time or money for my piano. But I never forgot about my piano dream. And in February of this year, my dream finally came true.

And now, every Tuesday morning, I drive to my piano teacher’s house for my weekly piano lesson (which will explain to you why it is that on some Tuesdays I don’t submit a blog entry). I practice on my piano at least twice, sometimes even three times a day, for an hour each time. This shows you how much I love playing the piano. Not only that, but after all, I do have a lot of time to make up for! When I play the piano, it’s as though I am transported to another world. I can let all my emotions and feelings drift through the music. It’s almost difficult to explain. It just makes me feel good.

I only wish that I hadn’t missed out on this amazing opportunity for so long. But now that I have it, I am going to make the most it. And I thank God that I am so blessed.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”  ~ John Updike

 

 

 

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12 comments

  • G’day Cindy,
    I’m here catching up on missed posts, and would like to thank you for your nomination.
    How exciting for you to be able to follow that dream now, my Mother did the same thing in her 50’s. Once the bonds of family responsibility has slackened we have this extra me time to do what we wish, you have chosen well, 🙂

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    • Hi Muzzy. It’s so nice to hear from you – you’re one of my favorites, did you know that? Regarding the nomination – you are so welcome – you’re one of the first people I thought of because you deserve it, my dear, so congrats! As far as my dream goes, I can hardly believe that I’m finally living it! Every time I pass by my piano I smile. All I have to do is look at it and my heart overflows with joy, and then when I play it….words cannot even begin to describe how that feels! Have a great day, my friend.

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  • Congratulations on learning to play the piano. I love the song you picked. It’s gorgeous. It’s amazing how our music tastes change and inspire as we experience different moments in our life and how those songs connect us to memories. This post would be great for the Singing Saturday Challenge for music inspired posts.

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  • I think it is wonderful that you are learning to play! My husband (in his late 60’s) also takes lessons and loves it. He never learned as a child. I did learn to play as a child but hadn’t played for 20 years or more. Now I too, play everyday. Would love to see a post of you playing something!

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    • Yes, I can just see it now, me in a a flowing gown, seated at the piano, with a golden candelabra on top, of course! Me, with a serene smile upon my countenance. And everyone would be waiting with bated breath, wondering what masterpiece would flow from fingertips, and then … Chopstix !!! 🙂 So what kind of reviews do you think I would get? Okay, okay. I DO know how to play more than just Chopstix, but a post of me playing something? Hmm …I’d have to think about that one!

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  • I may pick it up soon myself, I love piano misc so much too and been wanting to create pieces 🙂

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  • I love that you are learning to play the piano at 57. Quite inspiring, I must add.
    And I love the song that you have chosen for today’s prompt, you just took me a place I hadn’t been in a while, and I’ve got a silly smile now 🙂 thank you.

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    • Well, they say you’re never too old to learn, or at least I think I’ve heard that somewhere before, right? Besides, with our children all gone, it gives me something to do, and I’m loving every minute! I’m so lucky. And I’m glad you enjoyed the song. Thanks for visiting today; I hope the rest of your day is fabulous!

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