I have been in a pretty good mood lately and I am happily filling my days with crocheting, blogging (of the hockey variety), and cooking.  What I have not been doing is practicing.  Oddly, in spite of this long stretch of non-practicing, I feel like I am playing better than I have in a long time.  This has created a weird psychological situation.  I am currently convinced (CONVINCED) that by not practicing I am getting better at the viola.   

This new technique for improvement fits very well into my leisurely lifestyle and I plan on implementing it in many areas of my life.  In the next few months I intend to lose weight without dieting, fall in love without dating, and increase my site stats without blogging.  I’ll let you know how it goes. 

I’m pretty sure it’s going to work. 


9 Responses to “Osmosis”

  1. 1 Sam September 29, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Just coincidentally, “Osmosis” is the official marketing slogan of the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2007-08 season. Those who know our music director’s name may commence moaning…

  2. 3 Charlie September 29, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Practicing is WAY overrated!!

  3. 4 Shalini September 30, 2007 at 2:26 am

    Dear God, let your theories be true!

  4. 5 Courtney September 30, 2007 at 10:46 am

    I haven’t been practicing much either and I think I rock. You’re definitely onto something.

  5. 6 Glenn September 30, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    you are the wind beneath my wings

  6. 7 Christina October 1, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    This makes PERFECT sense to me. It’s how I clean my house… Wait, bad example.

  7. 8 Pretty October 2, 2007 at 12:20 am

    I definitely fell in love within 6 weeks of REFUSING to date. What’s with that? Now I’m gettin’ hitched. I think your plan is fabulous except for the “no more blogging.” I will miss your antics Kitty. Hope it all pans out—and when it does, please blog it.

  8. 9 Redstar October 18, 2007 at 11:00 am

    This is a great post. Not to be too cerebral, but I imagine that the relaxation period is giving your brain some space to process the music. Kind of like a good night’s sleep helps us absorb the stuff we learned that day.

    I think of this because I find here in academia, it’s much easier to improve on a draft of a paper after you’ve walked away from it for awhile (I’m talking months) and re-read it with fresh eyes and some distance from the content.

    Of course, I finally got together with my current boyfriend after I realized I wasn’t going on dates, because I was spending all my time with him as just friends (he wanted more), and clearly I should just be dating him instead of comparing all my potential romantic prospects to him. So not dating leads to love, I think that could work. :)

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