Friday, January 25, 2008
Well, I did it. I ordered a violin this morning. It's my gift to myself for my kids' birthdays this week. I think I deserve a little something for bringing two such lovely people into the world. It's also a consolation prize... I'd been planning to go to France with the Kate McKinnon gang in July. I finally had to realize that it would be nuts to try to do that in the middle of moving to Oregon. I'm bummed about France, but happy about the violin. It's cheaper than a trip, and I'll have it a lot longer. I'm amused at how I turned the purchase of a violin into something "practical"! It's all about the journey anyway, right?
For all you real musicians out there, this is nothing fancy. Having no music stores in the area, and no experience with the violin, I did a lot of looking around online. I ended up going with this Gliga Genial 1 - a nice student model that didn't break the bank, but also wasn't the cheapest thing out there. I think it's really pretty, and I'm really looking forward to learning to play it.... slowly, on my own, because there are no teachers here either. Wish me luck. And don't listen to closely for a while! Anyway, it's the journey I'm interested in, not the destination.